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Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy Funds Awarded for School Based Health Centers

News Release From the Department of Education and Early Learning June 28, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Al Sanders, Department of Education and Early Learning,, 206-485-5926 Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy Funds Awarded for School Based Health Centers SEATTLE (June 28, 2019) The Department of… [ Keep reading ]

Fam & Ed Levy funding available for Summer 2017

We are currently running a Request for Investment (RFI) process to fund new or expand existing summer learning programs for Summer 2017.  Here are the details: Elementary funding available: Up to $94,546 Middle school funding available: Up to $477,531 Award duration: Programs will receive funding for the next three summers… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Murray 2017-18 budget proposes additional funding for education and youth

Mayor Ed Murray delivered his 2017-18 Proposed Budget to the City Council yesterday, and I am pleased to inform you of a few exciting new items included in the Department of Education and Early Learning’s proposed budget. When Mayor Murray appointed me as director of DEEL, he made it clear… [ Keep reading ]

Summer School in Seattle

Denny International Middle School’s Summer of Learning As August begins, the Westside Scholars at Denny International Middle School are finishing up five weeks of academics and enrichment classes. Over 200 scholars participated in Denny’s summer program this year which is funded by the City of Seattle, Families and Education… [ Keep reading ]

Looking for summer activities and learning opportunities for your student?

Our belief is that high-quality summer learning is critical to closing the achievement gap. Summer learning opportunities are focusing on students who meet some of the following criteria: Children with no prior preschool experience Children who have been identified as not meeting standards on Teaching Strategies GOLD Smarter Balanced Assessment… [ Keep reading ]

Equity day at West Seattle HS

Amazing student-led, and student-centered work is happening at West Seattle high school, a school funded by the Families and Education Levy. The school’s Diversity Club and the ASB are planning to hold WSHS’s first annual Equity Day: Raising Awareness, Inspiring Action. This will be a day of workshops culminating in… [ Keep reading ]

DEEL is gearing up for a great summer!

Long Phan, represented the City of Seattle’s Department of Education and Early Learning, at the White House last week for their Summer Opportunity Workshop. DEEL, together with Seattle Public Schools, and School’s Out WA is gearing up to go big this summer! Together we will be offering more jobs, more… [ Keep reading ]

It’s official! Dwane Chappelle confirmed director of DEEL!

On Tuesday, February 9th Dwane Chappelle was confirmed by Seattle City Council as the new Director of the City’s Department of Education and Early Learning. Mayor Murray nominated Chappelle in October 2015 to lead the newly created City department. Prior to his appointment, Chappelle served as the principal of Rainier Beach… [ Keep reading ]

Families and Education Levy Schools Honored as Schools of Distinction

We are thrilled to share the news that several of the Department of Education and Early Learning’s school partners have been recognized by the State of Washington for their amazing work in improving student achievement rates. The designation as a School of Distinction signifies that the recipient ranks in the top… [ Keep reading ]

Congratulations to our Levy-funded schools who won the Washington Achievement Award!

Every year the State’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction selects schools who are top performers in the State, and 10 of those top performers are Seattle Levy-funded schools. We are so proud of the great work happening in Seattle Schools! Overall Excellence – Awarded to the top 5% of… [ Keep reading ]