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Close the education gap to promote economic growth

The American Dream: A fair start — then work hard and play by the rules, and you’ll have a chance to live a better life. But today, a widening education gap threatens the Dream, and with it our nation’s long-term

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, An Inclusive Economy, Early Learning, Educational Opportunity, K-12 Education, Paid Sick Days

Pre-kindergarten: A smart investment yields real results for kids and taxpayers

There is a quiet debate going on in Washington right now (in various venues) over the extent of the state’s fiscal responsibility for early learning. This is a welcome shift in public dialogue, away from a debate over the merits

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Posted in Early Learning, Educational Opportunity

Fixing the childcare market failure

With both parents working outside the home in most households, affordable, high-quality childcare is critical to promoting a climate that is healthy for our businesses and families. But according to a recent KING 5 TV report, more parents than ever

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Check, Early Learning, Educational Opportunity

What sets the world’s best early learning systems apart from the rest

To find out, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation sponsored a fact-finding mission, led by the Economic Opportunity Institute and the World Forum Foundation, to England and Finland. Both countries are widely hailed as models in early childhood education. This

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Early Learning, Educational Opportunity

A constitutional right to pre-kindergarten?

In a potential preview of what’s to come in Washington, South Carolina’s Supreme Court recently heard arguments over the state’s responsibility to provide pre-kindergarten as part of a basic education. There, as here, it’s a constitutional question. Both state’s constitutions

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Posted in Early Learning, Educational Opportunity

Universal pre-kindergarten in Washington State?

Across the country, people are waking up to the fact that investments in universal early education pay off. Will Washington State make a commitment to giving its kids a similarly strong start in the upcoming legislative session? The short answer

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Posted in Early Learning, Educational Opportunity, K-12 Education

Watching cars pays better than watching kids in Washington State

Emily Yoffe spent two weeks volunteering at a day care center to find out whether she can “cut it as a day care worker, one of the most exhausting, worst paid, and smelliest jobs in America.” Halfway through her article

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Posted in Career and Wage Ladder

Early education: Two sides of the same coin

In the wake of a new statement from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) calling for a “broader, bolder” approach to education, the educational blogosphere lit up with responses. Early Ed Watch gives subtly short shrift to degreed teachers, small class

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Posted in Check, Early Learning, Educational Opportunity

Beat the market: Invest in early childhood education

Editor Tracy Warner takes a look at the evidence on early childhood education and urges Washington to make further investments in our economic future: Invest in early childhood education. Concentrate on children from families considered “at risk” due to poverty

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Early Learning, Educational Opportunity

Policy “plate tectonics”: Funding new investments in education

Plate tectonics aren’t particularly easy to see – but we can feel the results, which can literally move mountains. Such is the case with the debate over education funding in Washington State. The Daily News and the Columbian have editorials

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Early Learning, Educational Opportunity
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