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Campus Reopening Guide for Postsecondary Institutions

June 26th, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee joined presidents of Washington colleges and universities on June 24 to unveil guidance for reopening in-person instruction at the state’s postsecondary institutions this fall.  The Campus Reopening Guide details guidelines for Washington higher education institutions as they create back-to-school plans. The guide has checklists with baseline recommendations for campus safety, student/personnel support, and visitor expectations; additional considerations for campus safety and… Read more

COVID-19 Recovery Letter to Congressional Leadership

June 17th, 2020

The Washington Roundtable is one of 15 state business leadership organizations that are requesting liability protection for employers making reasonable, good faith efforts to follow health and safety guidelines to protect customers and employees. In addition, the organizations urged lawmakers to prioritize significant federal aid for state and local governments in a fourth federal stimulus package. This will allow state and local governments… Read more

Research: Best Practices for Reopening Washington Schools

June 3rd, 2020

  The Washington Roundtable and Challenge Seattle partnered with social impact consulting firm Kinetic West to conduct a scan of the approaches schools and school systems are taking, nationally and internationally, to return students to rigorous learning models during the COVID-19 crisis.  The findings are based on research and interviews with education leaders and researchers from around the world conducted through May 22…. Read more

How WA Businesses are Supporting Students & Families at Home

May 21st, 2020

We want to thank the many Washington Roundtable members who have stepped up to create resources or support educational initiatives for students, families, and educators during this time. See below for just a handful of examples. For families searching for at-home activities, the Seahawks launch a fun new challenge every week from a player or staff member. Past challenges for Junior 12s include… Read more


Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoCEOs of leading U.S. companies are more optimistic than last quarter about expectations for sales and plans for capital spending and hiring over the next six months, according to @BizRoundtable's new Q3 Economic Outlook Survey. Learn more:
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days ago.@WWUPresRandhawa & Sen. Christine Rolfes: Educational attainment is important to job security & economic recovery. Learn about efforts to reduce barriers for @WWU students on the Kitsap & Olympic Peninsulas: #Pathto70 #CredentialEssential @Part4Learning
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @McKinstryCo: McKinstry is proud to join @Amazon and @GlobalOptimism in signing #TheClimatePledge as we work together to build a carbon-…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable4 days agoLearn about the importance of supporting women and minority-owned businesses in this article by Mary Knell, CEO of Pacific Northwest Commercial Banking at @WellsFargo: #ABWD2020
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable4 days agoAt @EverettCC, students meet w/ an adviser via video or phone to create a custom education plan. Learn more about opportunities to increase the rate at which WA students earn a post-HS credential: @FortiveCorp #Pathto70 #CredentialEssential @Part4Learning