Seattle Foundation Supports Local Think Tank’s Education Reform Efforts
Seattle – Washington Policy Center (WPC) announced today a grant from the Seattle Foundation. The grant will support WPC’s Center for Education, which proposes innovative and proven ideas for reforming public K-12 education in Washington state.
“We are extremely grateful for this support from the Seattle Foundation,” said WPC President Dann Mead Smith. “Improving K-12 education in our state is a priority for the foundation and for Washington Policy Center, and their support is a great endorsement of our research and analysis.”
The Seattle Foundation, one of the nation’s largest community foundations, supports a range of initiatives to address the most pressing challenges in our region.
Under the direction of Liv Finne, WPC’s Center for Education researches current education policy and advances system-wide reforms that would allow school principals to lead and teachers to teach. Since opening in 2008, WPC’s Center for Education has attracted support from other local foundations including the Apex Foundation and the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.
Education Reform Resources from WPC
- Eight Practical Ways to Reverse the Decline of Public Schools
- Outrageous Learning: Foundational Thoughts on Improving Our Public Schools (authored by Scott Oki, published by WPC)
- Key Facts about Washington Public Schools
- Stay current on the latest education reform issues on WPC’s website and blog