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    The Finnish education model: Highlights, resources and research

    Report | November 30, 2012

    Finnish students are among the best in the world. Their success has come through a system that would seem unorthodox here in the United States: no standardized testing, no private schools, fewer hours in school, teacher autonomy, full national funding, and equality in education, among other things. This docum

    The Full Story on Full Day

    Report | July 1, 2007 | By Hannah Lidman, Hannah Lidman, Hannah Lidman

    All children deserve the best chance to succeed. It is their right and it is our responsibility. The Washington State Constitution enshrines “ample provision for the education of all children” as the primary duty of the state, and the people and their representatives bear this responsibility because it is cri

    Washington State Schools Kindergarten Survey 2004

    Report | September 2, 2004 | By John Burbank, Erin Speck

    More than 20 years of research validate the critically important role that high-quality early learning has on a child’s school readiness, academic achievement, and lifelong earnings while decreasing juvenile and adult crime. Aware of this research, parents, teachers, educators, administrators, and school boar

    Strategic Pathways Toward Statewide Universal Pre-Kindergarten and Full-Day Kindergarten in Washington State

    Report | July 1, 2004 | By John Burbank

    Our system of free universal public education for children ages five through eighteen is the cornerstone for creating opportunity and advancement for the vast majority of American children. In this new century, we must insure that the students beginning public school are prepared to learn. We must enable and

    Washington State Schools Kindergarten Survey 2001

    Report | September 2, 2002 | By John Burbank

    More than 20 years of research validate the critically important role that high-quality early learning has on a child’s school readiness, academic achievement, and lifelong earnings while decreasing juvenile and adult crime. Aware of this research, parents, teachers, educators, administrators, and school boar