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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

Video: Washington Employers Lean Into COVID-19 Response Effort

May 19th, 2020

Want to know what Washington employers are doing to help communities, support students, and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic?  Many businesses have mobilized to support healthcare providers, distance learning, philanthropy, and community needs. Now, Washington businesses are looking toward the future, focusing on protecting employees and customers, and working with public sector and philanthropy partners to beat the virus and lead in recovery…. Read more

Roundtable Members Prioritize Safety in Reopening Plans

May 11th, 2020

Across Washington, businesses are planning for how they will ensure a safe, confident return for employees and customers. Here are just a handful of examples of how Washington businesses are putting workers and community first, and providing resources or guidance to others as they plan to reopen. Nordstrom shared its phased approach to thoughtfully reopen stores in a way that prioritizes the health… Read more


Washington Roundtable @waroundtable1 day ago.@WellsFargo recently awarded $2.5 million to housing innovators such as @ForterraNW through the Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge. Forterra will prototype modular cross laminated timber for affordable housing in WA. Learn more:
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @amazon: We've joined up with TurboVote to provide a place where you can find out more about voter registration, voting by mail, confirm…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @AvistaUtilities: During colder months, home heating can account for 40% to 60% of our monthly energy bills. Water heating can account f…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @kpwashington: It’s almost time for celebrations and family traditions, but let’s consider three important questions when making holiday…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @SeattleFdn: Launched in '16, the Voter Education Fund was born from a partnership between @kcelections & @SeattleFdn to improve voter a…