How We’re Helping Families

A resource on issues that matter– At EEN, we help families learn more about how schools and districts are addressing issues that impact your child’s learning, such as new programs in Issaquah for teen mental health, efforts in Northshore and other districts to adjust school start times, online and alternative learning options offered across the state, or a program in Snoqualmie Valley to teach students about career options after high school.

A resource on local elections – We are the best local source for providing relevant, up-to-the-minute information on local elections directly impacting your school or school district. Our popular Candidate Questionnaires give families relevant information about local school board candidates in friendly, jargon-free formats. And our coverage of local school levy and bond elections gives families the information they need to make an informed choice about the scope and cost of programs, services and school construction. In a time of decreasing coverage of local news, EEN serves as a critical resource for local school elections.

A platform for change – We help give voice to parents, students and advocates seeking to change their schools for their better, or to understand more about the challenges their schools are facing. We do this by providing accessible online platforms, such as our Q&A and guest blog posts, that help parents reach a wider network and grow support for issues that matter to them. We’ve helped parents who pressed their district for a more thorough, nationwide search for a new superintendent, for increased access to middle school honors classes, and for more support and increased choices for advanced math classes.

Cutting through the policy and politics jargon – Coverage of education news can be confusing. Whether it’s the never-ending cycle of school funding disputes in Olympia or debates on the merits of Advanced Placement classes, we provide our network with easy-to-understand coverage of important issues through our popular email newsletter and regular social media updates, so that families can spend more time on their families and less time trying to sort through the noise.