Gov. Jay Inslee will visit two Yelm schools Thursday, Feb. 5 to highlight the importance of educating students so they’re prepared to enter the K-12 system ready to learn and leave K-12 ready to work.
The governor will visit Yelm High School and learn about the district’s successful efforts to prepare high school students for work by engaging them in internships and career and technical education, such as their robotics and sports medicine programs and the school’s participation in DECA. Gov. Inslee will then visit Fort Stevens Elementary School where he will meet with educators and local leaders to hear how early learning programs are making a difference in helping Washington’s youngest learners prepare for success in kindergarten.
These are two of several stops the governor is making this session to highlight the need for investments in education that support the continuum as well as ensuring a reduction of the numbers of students who are homeless, hungry or sick. The governor has spoken frequently about the importance of funding the full continuum of education, including early learning, K-12 public schools and higher education. His budget proposal to the Legislature would allow an additional 6,300 children to enroll in the state’s early learning program and provides additional career counseling and readiness programs for middle and high school students.
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