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Latest News

New 520 Floating Bridge Opens Today

April 25th, 2016

The floating section of the new 520 bridge is now open, offering six total lanes for traffic across Lake Washington, instead of the previous four. This is great news as our state hits a major benchmark in its quest to improve aging roads and bridges and finish projects in key economic corridors. (Washington ranked 31st for bridge quality and 39th for road conditions… Read more

Roundtable Board Welcomes Two New Members

April 18th, 2016

The Washington Roundtable is excited to announce the addition of two new members: Orlando D. Ashford, president of Holland America Line and Stanley B. McCammon, president & CEO of Joshua Green Corporation. Both Ashford and McCammon represent companies headquartered in Washington state, and each brings decades of leadership experience.  Welcome! Orlando D. Ashford is the president of Holland America Line, Inc. He oversees… Read more

Ready Washington Launches Student Voices Contest

March 31st, 2016

For students in grades 3-8 and high school, March marked the beginning of the Smarter Balanced testing window. Spring 2015 marked the first year Smarter Balanced assessments were administered, and student participation was mixed: For elementary and middle schools, participation rates were at 95 percent across grades 3-8, but high school participation rates were low, as more than 50 percent of 11th graders… Read more

State Board of Education Launches the 95/10 Challenge

March 23rd, 2016

The spring testing window for students in Washington state’s public schools is underway, which means year two of the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA). Between now and June, students in grades 3-8, 10, and 11 will take these exams, which include testing in both English Language Arts and Mathematics.  Assessment results will give students – as well as their families and their schools – insight into… Read more

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