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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

WA ranks 33rd in Chief Exec Magazine rankings

May 20th, 2014

The Washington Research Council has all the news you can use on Washington’s recent #33 ranking by Chief Executive magazine.  This annual look at the “best and worst states for business” has Washington well entrenched in the bottom of half of all states, though the state has moved from 36th to 33rd in the last year.  As the Research Council points out on… Read more

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