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New Report: Washington’s Top Transportation Challenges

April 21st, 2015

We’re lucky to live in a growing state. However, the evidence that our state is outgrowing its current transportation system keeps stacking up. Released today, a new report by TRIP, a Washington, DC based national transportation organization finds Washington state faces, “numerous challenges in providing a transportation system that is safe, well-maintained, efficient and adequately funded.” The report, Washington’s Top Transportation Challenges: Meeting… Read more

Smarter Balanced is a critical academic check-up

April 8th, 2015

This spring, students across Washington are taking the Smarter Balanced assessments in math and English language arts for the first time.  There’s a lot to know about what the tests measure, how they are administered, and what to expect when the results come in.  Ready Washington, a statewide coalition of education agencies, associations and advocacy organizations, has developed some great informational materials to… Read more

Help Wanted: Washington #3 in the nation for job opportunities for college grads

April 2nd, 2015

A new study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and Workforce pegs Washington as one of the three states with the most job openings for college graduates.  The study examines the geographic distribution of online job ads (estimating that between 60 to 70 percent of job openings are now advertising online) and finds that: Across all occupations, Massachusetts, Delaware, and Washington state… Read more

Key investments in Senate’s transportation package

March 27th, 2015

Just six weeks into the current legislative session, the state Senate passed a bipartisan transportation investment package early this month.  It’s now up for consideration by the House of Representatives. Some key projects included in the package: Widening I-90 over Snoqualmie pass toimprove safety and provide for smoother movement between eastern and western Washington. Completing the SR-520 west side landing toimprove the link… Read more

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Washington Roundtable @waroundtable1 day agoRT @PNNLab: Lab Director Steven Ashby discusses the ways that scientists at PNNL are studying the ear bones of fish, called otoliths, to le…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable1 day agoRT @kpwashington: In partnership with @SeattleCentral, Kaiser Permanente will offer up to 20 scholarships to study Medical Assisting and he…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoICYMI: Learn how @Seahawks, @BankofAmerica, @BoeingWA, @AvistaUtilities, @AlaskaAir, @PSETalk & @Microsoft have stepped up to create resources or support educational initiatives for students, families & educators during this time. #WAbiz #WeGotThisWA https://t.co/lZT8U5jgIP
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoWashington businesses are quickly adjusting to a “new normal” and are committed to continued investment in their communities. Watch this video to learn more about the Washington state business response to the COVID-19 crisis. https://t.co/0dkfl8KUHe #WeGotThisWA #WAbiz https://t.co/9ACiqK96V6
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable4 days agoThis week on CareerConnect@Home, students can join conversations with employees at major WA companies with big impacts: @AlaskaAir, @Microsoft, @BoeingWA, and @AdaptiveBiotech. Tune into the livestreams at 3:30 pm every school day. https://t.co/iaB4BVtvwF #WAedu #WAbiz