Washington Roundtable

The Washington Roundtable is a non-profit, public policy organization comprised of senior executives from major private sector employers throughout Washington state. Since 1983, the Roundtable has worked to create positive change on critical policy issues that foster economic growth, generate jobs and improve quality of life for Washingtonians. Partnership for Learning is the education foundation of the Roundtable.

Alliance for Education

The Alliance for Education works to ensure every child in Seattle Public Schools is prepared for success in college, career and life. Since inception in 1995, the Alliance has worked to cultivate the practice of charitable giving to education causes in Seattle and to build public support for education as a matter of social justice and economic prosperity.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Gates Foundation, among its may priorities, has set an ambitious goal in K-12 education: to graduate all students college-ready. Only a third of students graduate on-time with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed beyond high school. Gates and the Partnership have long worked together to provide all students— especially low-income and minority students — with the opportunity to realize their full potential

Center of Reinventing Public Education

The Center on Revinventing Public Education (CRPE) engages in independent research and policy analysis on a range of K-12 public education reform issues, including choice & charters, finance & productivity, teachers, urban district reform, leadership, and state and federal reform.

Community Center for Education Results

Founded in 2010, Community Center for Education Results (CCER) has fostered the growth of a regional framework by leveraging the belief that collective effort is necessary to make large-scale educational change. CCER supports The Road Map Project and is dedicated to dramatically improving education results in South Seattle and South King County.

Excellent Schools Now

Led by Partnership for Learning, the League of Education Voters and Stand for Children, the Excellent Schools Now coalition includes more than 30 Washington education, business and community-based organizations. The coalition, which released the widely endorse A+ Washington education plan in 2012, works to achieve meaningful education reform at the state and local level that increases student achievement, closes the achievement gap and prepares students to be college and career-ready.

Our Schools Coalition

A diverse group of over 30 Seattle-based organizations and community leaders came together in March 2010 to form the Our Schools Coalition. Our Schools Coalition united to express the community's voice in teacher contract negotiations, to advocate for our children, and to support teachers as professionals.

Washington STEM

Washington STEM advances excellence, equity, and innovation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in Washington state, working with education leaders at the state, district and school level.

Washington Coalition for Public Charter Schools

The Washington Coalition for Public Charter Schools, which placed the 1-1240 on the ballot and worked to get it passed in November 2012, continues its leadership efforts to support effective implementation of high-quality charter schools. These charter schools will serve at-risk students and those who attend persistently low-performing schools. The coalition is led by Democrats for Education Reform, League of Education Voters, Partnership for Learning and Stand for Children.

National Partners


Created by the nation’s governors and corporate leaders, Achieve is an independent, bipartisan, non-profit education reform organization based in Washington, D.C. that helps states raise academic standards and graduation requirements, improve assessments and strengthen accountability.

Center for American Progress

The Center for American Progress is a think tank offering policy proposals, talking points, events, news and columns to improving the lives ofAmericans through progressive ideas and action.

PIE Network

The PIE Network (Policy Innovators in Education) connects 39 nonprofit, civic-led organizations in 25 states and the District of Columbia to build, support and promote a network of education advocacy organizations working to improve K-12 education in their states and the nation.

Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Research, publications, and projects make the Thomas B. Fordham Institute a leading source of analysis, commentary and purposefulaction in pursuit of educational excellence for every child.