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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

New study blasts WA’s transportation system

March 12th, 2014

Driving on deficient roads costs Seattle-area drivers an average $1,845 per year and Spokane-area drivers an average $1,423 per year, says a new report.  Roads and bridges that are deficient, congested or lack desirable safety features cost Washington motorists a total of $6.5 billion statewide due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic accidents and congestion-related delays according to a study released this week… Read more

Strong support for 24-credit diploma

February 26th, 2014

With just two weeks left in the legislative session, it’s encouraging to see continued progress this week on education policy.  The House Education Committee moved the 24-credit diploma bill. We’re also anticipating a new bill will drop to make a necessary change in the state’s teacher and principal evaluation system.  These are high priorities for the last weeks of the session.  More from… Read more

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