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U.S. students drop in math, reading, and science global rankings

March 20th, 2015

29 nations outperformed the U.S. in math by a significant margin. In reading, 19 nations scored higher than U.S. students —a jump from nine in 2009. Overall the PISA report puts the U.S. between the Slovak Republic and Lithuania and two spots behind Russia. These results are a reminder we need to strive to do better for our kids. The 2012 PISA results shows the… Read more

A 21st century workforce depends on high-quality STEM training

March 6th, 2015

The Opportunity Washington roadmap points out that 80% of unfilled jobs in Washington are linked to a shortage of qualified candidates with STEM skills. Add to that, Washington is among the top states for concentration of STEM jobs, yet according to a 2012 Boston Consulting Group study, approximately 80 percent of unfilled job in Washington are in highly skilled STEM fields. This gap… Read more

Protect fair and equitable measures of student success

March 3rd, 2015

Implementing new evidence-based methods to measure student performance can be challenging. But when has Washington backed down from a challenge? Certainly not when there’s this much at stake. All Washington kids deserve a life filled with options and a quality education that will enable them to pursue whatever path they choose. The journey starts with clear expectations and tools for every child that… Read more

Seizing the opportunity to invest in transportation – contact your Senator

February 26th, 2015

It’s been 10 years since Washington state last made a significant investment in transportation. Poor road conditions and escalating congestion are salient proof that we must do better. This legislative session, lawmakers have the opportunity to address the pressing need to invest in mobility. Like education, transportation serves a vital role in a state’s success. Everyone depends on it. Not making the investment… Read more

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