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Back to School, With New Credits for Bilingual Students

King County school districts are stepping up and recognizing that immigrant students’ native language skills are a benefit, not a burden.

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Three-District Collaboration on Early Learning in Washington State

Three of the largest school districts in Washington state – Edmonds, Everett and Seattle – have pulled together in a spirit full of collaboration and innovation and formed a three-district coalition to work together on key pieces of early learning/early elementary alignment.

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Helping Homeless Youth Realize Their Boundless Promise

Working with the United Way of King County, Building Changes, the Raikes Foundation, and more than 100 other private and public partners -- including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, provider agencies and homeless youth – the Committee to End Homelessness adopted a blueprint last year called the Priority Action Steps to Prevent and End Youth and Young Adult Homelessness in King County.

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Photo of the Day: Fighting Family Homelessness

Photo of the Day for Monday, October 29, 2012.

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10 Great Moments in Our Work From 2011

I want to share 10 great moments this year for the Gates Foundation’s work in Washington state. In a year of ups and downs for our state and its residents, our grantees and partners have made some tremendous progress.

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