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New Path to 70% Report: Restarting Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 14th, 2020

Spring 2020 in Washington state was defined by the rapid escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic, unprecedented economic disruption, and a much-needed public conversation about racial equity. The Washington Roundtable and its education foundation, Partnership for Learning, are committed to playing a collaborative and productive role as we move forward, together. Today, we release a report that shares lessons from the Great Recession; shines… Read more

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

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Washington Roundtable @waroundtable1 day agoLegislators should prioritize improving the transportation infrastructure of our state, including the U.S Highway 12 expansion, to help boost WA's growing economy, according to the @ubnews editorial board. Learn more: https://t.co/oWPIU3NkeV
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable1 day agoThank you to @amazon and @VirginiaMason for partnering to open a pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Sunday in Seattle. The goal of the event is to vaccinate 2,000 eligible people on Virginia Mason's waitlist. Learn more: https://t.co/TSDqJvusOq
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @StarbucksNews: Earlier this week, Starbucks joined @GovInslee, the WA Dept. Of Health and others to bring expertise to accelerate COVID…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoThe Roundtable urges WA’s 2021 Legislature to support policies that promote economic development & job growth. Check out the full list of our priorities in our 2021 Policy Agenda: https://t.co/1PKYPgAeyC #WAleg #WAedu https://t.co/bbBZVyx1cZ
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 days agoFind out how WA businesses are creating or preserving affordable housing and advancing racial equity in our new blog: https://t.co/9N84cQ0lhF #WAbiz @amazonnews @StarbucksNews https://t.co/v4O0LfUEFo