Understand the consequences of underfunded K-12 students

Links to WA Agencies, Organizations and Data Sources

Fall 2008

This list is not exhaustive — please submit your links of interest to the webmaster — thank you!

 

Listing of advocacy organizations and resources follows the WA government list.

 

STATE OF WASHINGTON

WA Governor's Office - www.governor.wa.gov/

Contact Governor - http://www.governor.wa.gov/contact/default.asp

WA Legislature - www.leg.wa.gov/legislature

    A Citizen’s Guide to K-12 Public School Finance 2012

2007 Citizen’s Guide to K-12 Finance - www1.leg.wa.gov/documents/Senate/SCS/WM/SwmWebsite/Publications/2007/K12Guide2007.pdf

WA Basic Ed Finance Task Force - www.leg.wa.gov/Joint/Committees/BEF/

WA Learns Committee - www.washingtonlearns.wa.gov/

WA Secretary of State - http://www.secstate.wa.gov/

WA S.O.S. - Find Your Poll - http://wei.secstate.wa.gov/WEI/OSOS/VoterVault/

WA S.O.S. – Elections - www.secstate.wa.gov/elections/

WA S.O.S. - Elections - Terms & Salaries - www.secstate.wa.gov/elections/filing_for_elective_office.aspx#fees

WA Office of Financial Management - http://www.ofm.wa.gov/default.asp

WA States Fiscal Info

WA Office of Financial Management - '08 Budget - www.ofm.wa.gov/budget08/

TVW - WA State Public Affairs Television Network - www.tvw.org/index.cfm?bhcp=1

OSPI - Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (WA Dept. of Education)

OSPI – Homepage - www.k12.wa.us/

Sources for data specific to your school district / bldg.:

WA OSPI - Search for Publications - http://www.k12.wa.us/Publications/Default.aspx

WA OSPI: Data & Reports - www.k12.wa.us/DataAdmin/default.aspx

WA OSPI: Data & Report Files 2002-07 - http://reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us/DataDownload.aspx?schoolId=1&OrgTypeId=1&reportLevel=State&orgLinkId=

WA OSPI: District Report Cards - http://reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us/summary.aspx?schoolId=1&reportLevel=State&orgLinkId=1&yrs=

WA OSPI: Compare your District or School - http://reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us/SideBySide.aspx?schoolId=116&OrgTypeId=3&reportLevel=District&orgLinkId=116

WA OSPI: Data & Report Files 2002-07 - http://reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us/DataDownload.aspx?schoolId=1&OrgTypeId=1&reportLevel=State&orgLinkId=

OSPI Educational Service Districts

ESD 101 Eastern- www.esd101.net/esd101/site/default.asp

ESD 105 South Central - www.esd105.wednet.edu/

ESD 112 - Southwest - www.esd112.org/

ESD 113 West Central - www.esd113.k12.wa.us/templates/Container.aspx?ID=1

ESD 114 Olympic - www.oesd.wednet.edu/oesd/site/default.asp

ESD 121 Puget Sound - www.psesd.org/

ESD 123 South East - www.esd123.org/

ESD 171 North Central - www.ncesd.org/ncesd/site/default.asp

ESD 189 Northwest - www.nwesd.org/nwesd/site/default.asp

WA State Board of Education  - www.sbe.wa.gov/

WA Dept. Of Revenue -

WA  DOR - Tax Statistics - http://dor.wa.gov/content/aboutus/statisticsandreports/

WA  DOR - Tax Overview - http://dor.wa.gov/docs/reports/WA_Tax_System_11_17_2004.pdf

WA  DOR - School District Guidelines - http://dor.wa.gov/content/doingbusiness/businesstypes/industry/schooldistrict/default.aspx

Tax Alternatives for WA State: A 2002 Report to the Legislature - http://dor.wa.gov/content/aboutus/statisticsandreports/wataxstudy/Final_Report.htm

WA  DOR - Comparative of State & Local Taxes 2005 - www.dor.wa.gov:80/Content/AboutUs/StatisticsAndReports/2005/Compare05/default.aspx

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

 National Center for Education Statistics

US Senate - http://www.senate.gov/

WA Senator Patty Murray - http://murray.senate.gov/

WA Senator Maria Cantwell - http://cantwell.senate.gov/

US Congress - http://www.house.gov/

Inslee, Jay, Washington, 1st - http://www.house.gov/inslee/

Larsen, Rick, Washington, 2nd - http://www.house.gov/larsen/

Baird, Brian, Washington, 3rd - http://www.house.gov/baird/

Hastings, Doc, Washington, 4th - http://www.house.gov/hastings/

McMorris Rodgers, Cathy, Washington, 5th - http://www.house.gov/mcmorris/

Dicks, Norman D., Washington, 6th - http://www.house.gov/dicks/

McDermott, Jim, Washington, 7th - http://www.house.gov/mcdermott/

Reichert, David G., Washington, 8th - http://www.house.gov/reichert/

Smith, Adam, 9th - - http://www.house.gov/adamsmith/

US Federal Election Commission - http://www.fec.gov/

Campaign Finance and Reporting Data - www.fec.gov/disclosure.shtml

 

PTA — Parent and Teacher Associations

Washington State PTA - www.wastatepta.org/

WSPTA -  Legislation Issues & Actions - http://www.wastatepta.org/legislation.htm

US National PTA - http://www.pta.org/

National PTA - Issues and Actions - http://www.pta.org/issues_and_action.html

 

EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONS

American Federation of Teachers (AFT) - http://www.aft.org/index.htm

National Education Association - http://www.nea.org/index.html

Higher Ed—United Faculty of Washington State - http://www.ufws.org/

PSE - Public school Employees - http://www.pseclassified.org/index.php

WASA - Washington Association of School Administrators - www.wasa-oly.org/

WASSDA - WA State School Directors Association – http://wssda.org/wssda/WebForms/En-Us/Default.asp

WEA - WA Education Association - www.washingtonea.org/index.php?jos_change_template=_index

 

PRESENTATIONS ON EDUCATION & FUNDING

Funding Washington Schools — www.fundingwaschools.org

Washington Association of School Administrators - www.wasa-oly.org/progress/index.htm

WASDA - Generations of Progress Presentation Toolkit - http://www.wasa-oly.org/progress/materials.htm

“Do You Know” series available on YouTube:

Do You Know #1 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHWTLA8WecI

Do You Know #2 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=65wE6yFYgP8&feature=related

Do You Know #3 - www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=P7J_ereCiTo

 

CHILDREN & EDUCATION ADVOCACY / CIVIC ORG LINKS

Funding Washington Schools — www.fundingwaschools.org

Ed Funding Mobilization Group (EFMG) - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/efmg/files/

League of Women Voters – WA - www.lwvwa.org/

League of Education Voters - www.educationvoters.org

League of Education Voters “Did You Know” Campaign — www.didyouknowcampaign.com/

League of Education Voters “Did You Know” List of questions - http://didyouknowcampaign.com/dyk.php

League of Education Voters “Did You Know” Blog http://blog.educationvoters.org/

Network for Excellence in Washington Schools (NEWS) - www.waschoolexcellence.org/

Partnership for 21st Century Skills - www.21stcenturyskills.org/

Public Agenda - www.publicagenda.org/educators

The Children's Alliance - www.childrensalliance.org

Stand For Children - www.stand.org

 

ADVOCACY ORGS / LINKS

Public Agenda - www.publicagenda.org/educators

Start a Petition - http://www.gopetition.com/

 

RESEARCH ORGS & GROUPS

UW—Center on Reinventing Public Educationwww.crpe.org/cs/crpe/print/csr_docs/home.htm

 

 

POLITICAL ORGS, GROUPS & CAUCUSES

Washington State Democrats - www.wa-democrats.org/

Washington State Senate Democratic Caucus - senatedemocrats.wa.gov/

Washington State Republicans - www.wsrp.org/

Washington State Senate Republican Caucus - senaterepublicans.wa.gov/default.htm

 

 

OTHER LINKS

BEF’s Legislator Proposal - www.whatittakesforkids.com/

UW Office of External Affairs—State Relations - www.washington.edu/about/staterel/

Funding Washington Schools

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