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FEPP Levy Year 1 Shows Promising Results for Educational Equity

DEEL is excited to share our Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise (FEPP) Levy Year 1 Report for the 2019-2020 School Year!* In the first year of implementation, the FEPP Levy showed encouraging results in our efforts to advance educational equity, close opportunity gaps, and build a better future for Seattle students.

Racial equity results and highlights we saw in Year 1 of the FEPP Levy include:

  • Increased access to high quality affordable preschool through our Seattle Preschool Program
  • Improved high school graduation rates for Levy-supported high schools
  • Encouraging college retention rates for our Seattle Promise scholars
  • Narrowing of race-based opportunity gaps in kindergarten readiness and four-year high school graduation rates

A full copy of the report can be viewed here.

DEEL would like to thank all our FEPP Levy partners who have helped bring this work to life by providing direct services to Seattle children, youth and families and professional development and systems-building support to our providers. Together, we are creating greater opportunity for our students furthest from educational justice and a stronger economic future for our city.

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* A version of this report was shared in summer 2021 with City Council and our FEPP Levy Oversight Committee