Your WSCSS has greatly increased it’s advocacy effort over the last three years. This last session it began to pay off with many legislative successes. We guided legislation that saved and improved History Day in Washington. We also helped design, write and pass the new K-12 Civics education requirements in Washington!
This year, there are many Social Studies related bills that are being considered by the legislature. Check out https://www.wscss.org/bills-before-the-legislature to see what bills are being considered that might change how or what you teach, and what we are doing to improve those bills, help them pass, or argue for removing bad SS policy from 2019 bills.
Please check out the advocacy guide to learn how to effectively lobby for the Social Studies (or to teach your students how they can lobby for what they find important) If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our wonderful Advocacy Chair (and former OSPI Social Studies Coordinator) Carol Coe.