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On this page, you’ll find a collection of educational resources for students, caregivers, educators and more. Select a topic below or keep scrolling to get started with our curated educational resources.

Education Information

Resources for Caregivers

Resources for Educators

Anti-Bullying Resources

School Enrollment

Special Education & School Discipline

High School Graduation

Free Online Tutoring

Education Information

Guide to Supporting Students in Foster Care
Source: Treehouse
Digital guide containing numerous tips, tools and resources that promote best practices related to the education of Washington students in foster care.

Education Requirements for Youth in Foster Care
Source: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
Information regarding laws, procedures, and school resources specific to students experiencing foster care.

The Family Guide to Working with Schools (pp. 31-37)
Source: Washington State Office of Education Ombuds, Treehouse, TeamChild
Guidance on how to enroll your child in a Washington state school.

Washington State Report Card
Source: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
Performance statistics for all schools in Washington state.

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
Source: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
Information on K-12 education in Washington state.

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Resources for Caregivers

Tips for Getting Involved at School
Source: Washington State Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds
Ways caregivers can contribute to children’s academic success by partnering with schools.

Parent-Teacher Conference Planner
Source: Treehouse
Step-by-step guidance to get the most out of parent-teacher conferences.

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Resources for Educators

Recommended Practices for Schools to Involve Families
Source: Washington State Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds
How schools can involve family members in students’ education and increase academic success.

Resources for Educators
Source: Kahn Academy
Free lessons and exercises in numerous subject areas and tools to track student progress.

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Anti-Bullying Resources

Stop Bullying Now
Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Guidance on bullying: who is at risk and how to prevent and respond.

Bullying Children with Special Needs
Source: Cerebralpalsyguidance.com
Information and resources to help stop bullying of children with disabilities who are often the target of harassment, typically during school.

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School Enrollment

The Family Guide to Working with Schools (pp. 31-37)
Source: Washington State Office of Education Ombuds, Treehouse, TeamChild
Guidance on how to enroll your child in a Washington state school.

Best Practices: Immediate Enrollment for Students in Foster Care
Source: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
In December 2015, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and created new protections for children in foster care. These provisions, effective December 10, 2016, require school districts to work with child welfare agencies to ensure the educational stability of children in foster care.

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Special Education & School Discipline

The Family Guide to Working with Schools – School Discipline (pp. 44-58)
Source: Washington State Office of Education Ombuds, Treehouse, TeamChild
Steps and students’ rights in the school disciplinary process.

The Family Guide to Special Education Services
Source: Washington State Office of Education Ombuds, Treehouse, TeamChild
Guidance on the process of identifying and addressing disabilities in school.

Discipline and Special Education FAQ
Source: Treehouse
Answers to common questions about discipline-related rights of students with disabilities.

Special Education and 504 Accommodation Plans FAQ
Source: Treehouse
Answers to common questions about the rights of students with disabilities.

Information and Resources for Writing Transition Plans into IEPs
Source: Seattle University
How to tailor an IEP to support a student’s transition to postsecondary education.

Examples of 504 Accommodations
Source: Lovejoy Schools and Casey Family Programs
Accommodations for students who do not qualify for special education but need extra help.

Special Education Parent Liaison
Source: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
How Special Education Parent Liaisons can assist caregivers in getting necessary supports.

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High School Graduation

Graduation Pathways Toolkit
Source: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
Current Washington state graduation requirements.

High School Credit Requirements
Source: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
Credit requirements based on graduation year.

Washington State Exam Requirements
Source: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
Required testing and approved alternate programs.

Career Link High School Completion Program
Source: South Seattle College (SSC)
Free diploma completion through SSC.

High School Equivalency Tests (GED)
Source: Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
GED eligibility, practice and testing requirements.

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Free Online Tutoring

Region 1: Spokane Public LibraryBrainfuse HelpNow

Free online tutoring for all ages. Get help with homework, submit a question, interact with a live tutor, form online study groups, practice standardized tests, send your paper to the writing lab and more. A Spokane Public Library card is required to access. You can apply for a SPL card here.

Region 1: NCW Libraries (Wenatchee) – Help Now!

Live tutors are available from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily to help youth ace their homework or prepare for the GED, SAT, ACT, TOEFL and AP exams. Tutores disponibles en español. Log in any time to access practice tests, submit your research paper or resume to the writing lab, prepare for the U.S. Citizenship test, advance your Microsoft Office skills, and more! También disponible en español. Library card required, you can apply for one here.

Region 3: Sno-Isle Libraries (Snohomish) – Brainfuse HelpNow

Online tutors in every subject, writing help and more. Seven days a week, 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. A Sno-Isle Library card is required to access. You can apply for a Sno-Isle Library card here.

Region 4: King County Library SystemTutor.com

Get one-on-one, real-time tutoring. For students in grades K-12, entry-level college and adult learners. Submit an essay, math problem, cover letter or resume for review. Prepare for the SAT, ACT, AP or graduate school entrance exams. Get help with study skills for students and families. Available via chat and audio.

Tutor.com is available 24/7 but real-time tutoring is only available from 2:00 p.m. to midnight daily. Access to Tutor.com requires a King County Library card. You can apply for a King County Library card here.

Region 4: The Seattle Public Library – Tutor.com

Live English and Spanish tutors are available from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. Vietnamese tutors are available from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Log in to Tutor.com with a Seattle Public Library card or Library Link Number and PIN. To find out how to use your Seattle Public Schools student ID number, visit the Library Link page. You can apply for a Seattle Public Library card here.

Region 5: Pierce County Library SystemHelpNow Online Homework Help

Online tutors are available every day from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., for one-on-one homework help. Live FAFSA help is also available. Go to Live Tutoring and under “select grade” choose FAFSA from the bottom of the list. The service is available in English or Spanish, for students of all ages. Online Homework Help requires a Pierce County Library card. You can apply for a library card here.

If your local library does not offer free online tutoring, you can access Tutor.com by using the instructions provided here.

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