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WashACE on the road #priorities4prosperity

July 22nd, 2014

We’re on the road in the second half of July, visiting 11 cities throughout Washington state along with our partners at the Association of Washington Business and the Washington Research Council. We’re speaking with local leaders about what’s working in Washington state and what we need to develop a shared set of priorities for prosperity. Watch the WashACE blog and Twitter feed for… Read more

Strong majority of Washingtonians support Common Core

June 4th, 2014

Nearly 70 percent of Washington residents said they support Common Core State Standards in a new statewide poll from Partnership for Learning, the education foundation of the Washington Roundtable.Support for the new learning standards was nearly identical in three regions surveyed: King County (71%), western Washington (71%) and eastern Washington (67%). Complete results are available at the Partnership’s Website. “These results mirror many… Read more

Seattle Times Ed Lab tackles skills gap

June 3rd, 2014

The Seattle Times hits the nail on the head with coverage of our skills gap report in today’s Ed Lab blog post. From reporter Claudia Rowe… Complaints about the dearth of students graduating from high school with adequate math and science skills have been voiced so loudly, and for so long, that they threaten to fade into background noise. But the need is… Read more

Celebrating 20 years of Partnership for Learning

May 21st, 2014

Partnership for Learning, the Roundtable’s education foundation, turns 20 this year! The staff has spent two decades working to support key education reforms that will better prepare each and every student for college and work in the 21st century economy.  Check out the Partnership’s 20th anniversary web site to get a retrospective of how far we’ve come as a state in the last… Read more

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