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Priorities4Prosperity Listening Tour Update / Wenatchee

Education funding, an improved transportation system and reforms to the state’s regulatory environment are key priorities that must be addressed to increase prosperity for all in Washington state, agreed a group of Wenatchee opinion leaders. Participants also identified the lack of a state tourism program, a push in the last […]

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Rebuffed again: State must retool teacher evaluations to win back control of $40 million in school funding

07/22/2014 - WashACE

Last month, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn took a final run at the U.S. Department of Education, seeking to excuse Washington teachers from being evaluated, in part, based on student test scores. On Monday, Dorn’s request was rebuffed by federal officials. And that means this fall, parents of […]

Research Council: Tax policies help WA aerospace industry prevail in competitive marketplace

07/21/2014 - WashACE

Competitive tax policy is not a “subsidy” or “tax break” that costs the state money. Rather, it’s a pragmatic response to the marketplace that helps Washington’s employers remain competitive worldwide, says a new study released by the Washington Research Council. According to the study, The Washington State Department of Revenue […]

STEM emphasis creating opportunities for students

07/21/2014 - WashACE

The News Tribune is profiling schools that are embracing STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math) and seeing the benefits to students in a “technology fueled economy.” “For us, it’s about setting kids up with the best possible options and opportunities for success,” says Caroline King, chief policy officer for […]

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