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WA ranks most expensive in new workers’ comp numbers

August 27th, 2014

Just in from the Washington Research Council blog, Washington holds its spot as the most expensive state in the nation… “The National Academy of Social Insurance released its annual report on workers’ compensation benefits. There is a data lag, so the new numbers are for 2012. The report shows that Washington still had the highest benefits paid per covered worker in 2012, at… Read more

WashACE on the road #priorities4prosperity

July 22nd, 2014

We’re on the road in the second half of July, visiting 11 cities throughout Washington state along with our partners at the Association of Washington Business and the Washington Research Council. We’re speaking with local leaders about what’s working in Washington state and what we need to develop a shared set of priorities for prosperity. Watch the WashACE blog and Twitter feed for… Read more

Strong majority of Washingtonians support Common Core

June 4th, 2014

Nearly 70 percent of Washington residents said they support Common Core State Standards in a new statewide poll from Partnership for Learning, the education foundation of the Washington Roundtable.Support for the new learning standards was nearly identical in three regions surveyed: King County (71%), western Washington (71%) and eastern Washington (67%). Complete results are available at the Partnership’s Website. “These results mirror many… Read more

Seattle Times Ed Lab tackles skills gap

June 3rd, 2014

The Seattle Times hits the nail on the head with coverage of our skills gap report in today’s Ed Lab blog post. From reporter Claudia Rowe… Complaints about the dearth of students graduating from high school with adequate math and science skills have been voiced so loudly, and for so long, that they threaten to fade into background noise. But the need is… Read more

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Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 months agoRT @kpwashington: Since 2014, we have worked w/ @YouthCareSEA to support youth experiencing homelessness and struggling to receive care, an…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 months agoRT @bmsnews: We earned 100 on the @DisabilityIN Disability Equality Index which recognizes companies that prioritize inclusion of people wi…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 months agoRT @PNNLab: We're proudly partnering with @AvistaUtilities on the innovative Spokane, Wash. #EcoDistrict project to reimagine the future of…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 months agoRT @fredhutch: “All four of our honorees — Michele, Kathy, April and Bev — are remarkable and have really made a terrific contributions to…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 months agoRT @BellevueChamber: As Covid recovery continues, how has the local, global, and national economy responded? Join @WAFDbank CEO, Brent Bear…