Positive Effects of New Washington State Laws on School Exclusions

By Alice Doyel Guest blogger   Here are takeaways from a conversation with Rose Spidell, Senior Education Ombuds, Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO), part of the Washington State Office of the Governor. Mission: OEO works with families, communities, and schools to navigate educational challenges and increase collaborative problem-solving so that every student can fully … Read more Positive Effects of New Washington State Laws on School Exclusions

The School System that Cried “Wolf!”

By Alice Doyel Guest blogger   Alice Doyel, education advocate As a kinship caregiver, l have numerous challenges raising my 14-year-old grandson. Our school system is continuously one of those challenges. And now we live in the most challenging time in our lives. I know that you will have your own version of family and … Read more The School System that Cried “Wolf!”

Attorney Chris Williams on How to Fight School Exclusions

By Alice Doyel Guest blogger   With 1.1 million students in Washington state, even a moderate percentage of students having school exclusions adds up to a multitude of lost education days. Approximately 13,600 Special Education students had at least one school exclusion. Approximately 1,400 Special Education students had 10 or more days of exclusions in … Read more Attorney Chris Williams on How to Fight School Exclusions