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DEEL Fall 2022 Newsletter 

DEEL’s fall 2022 newsletter is available now! This issue features investments in Seattle Preschool Program Summer Extension, International Baccalaureate programming at Rainier Beach High School, and educator diversity. Also highlighted is DEEL’s proposed 2023 budget, a spotlight on our new Early Learning Division Director, Leilani Dela Cruz, and supportive student and family resources from preschool to postsecondary.

Rainier Beach High School’s Record-Setting Participation in IB-for-All, a FEPP Levy-Funded Model for Inclusive High-Quality Student Learning 

Rainier Beach High School’s (RBHS) uniquely accessible IB-for-All program served 75 percent of 2022’s graduating class, representing 156 seniors, on their paths to universities and careers in 2021-22. International Baccalaureate (IB) has historically been perceived as an exclusive program, but RBHS is breaking the mold—students are taking IB courses in record numbers, representing one of the highest percentages of dual-credit scholars matriculating to postsecondary programs in Washington State. 

Fall 2021 DEEL Newsletter

DEEL’s fall 2021 newsletter is here!  In this issue, we share stories about how the education community continues to support students throughout the pandemic from early learning to postsecondary.

Celebrating Over 8,049 Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines Administered at Seattle Public Schools

Celebrating 8,049 vaccines administered to Seattle families and students. Image depicts Seattle Fire Department Captain Berry administering a COVID-19 vaccine to a student at Robert Eagle Staff Middle School in June.

DEEL Partners with Community Organizations to Offer Expanded Learning and Enrichment Programs to Support K-12 Students This Summer

$1M in Investments Will Go to Expand and Enhance Community-Based Programs Supporting Student Success and Wellness in Response to COVID-19 Earlier this month, the Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) announced $1 million in Community-Based Summer Enhancement and COVID-19 Response Funds to expand summer programs for more than 1,300 K-12 students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Programs, which run from late… [ Keep reading ]

DEEL Awards $1M to Community-Based Organizations for K-12 Student Learning and Enrichment Programs in Summer 2021

DEEL Awards $1M to Community-Based Organizations for K-12 Student Learning and Enrichment Programs in Summer 2021

DEEL Partner Schools Adapt During a Challenging Year

As the 2020-2021 school year nears its end, DEEL is reflecting on the innovative ways our partners pivoted during the pandemic to continue serving Seattle children, youth, and families. This article highlights the work of many of our Levy partner schools who receive a School-Based Investment (SBI) award.

Thank You, Seattle Child Care Providers and Educators!

DEEL is deeply grateful for all of our city’s child care providers and educators for their support and nurturing care of Seattle students and families over the last year. They have supported children and families in countless ways, adapted to the challenges of remote learning, and kept students engaged and connected to their school community – and we appreciate all that they do!

Fall 2020 DEEL Newsletter

Announcing the launch of DEEL’s new department newsletter! Here’s a peek at the Fall 2020 issue.

$4.9M in Opportunity and Access Investments Announced

This week, Mayor Jenny Durkan and DEEL announced $4.9 million in Opportunity and Access awards to be distributed over the next three years to community-based organizations (CBOs) focused on closing opportunity gaps through expanded learning and college and career readiness.