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New report: $7 billion investment in WA transportation system would yield $42 billion in economic benefits, support 184,000 jobs

A $7 billion investment to preserve and maintain state road and bridge networks and improve key economic corridors would generate $42 billion in benefits and increase state and local tax revenues by $2 billion over 30 years according to a new report released today by the Washington Roundtable and The […]

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Common Core Standards popular with teachers, good for students says new report

10/20/2014 - WashACE

Classroom teachers are embracing the positive outcomes of Common Core Standards being implemented in schools in Washington and around the nation according to a new report by Scholastic and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Sixty-eight percent of teachers who report they are in schools where Common Core implementation was […]

Port Commissioner: Neglected roads threaten 40,000 freight-related jobs in WA

10/14/2014 - WashACE

Neglected roads are a threat to some 40,000 freight-related jobs in this state, Port of Seattle Commissioner Bill Bryant told attendees at the Central Washington Transportation Symposium according to a report in the Yakima Herald-Republic. Companies may choose to ship freight through other states that have invested in their highway […]

Voices of concern on I-1351, the class-size initiative

10/08/2014 - WashACE

“On the surface, Initiative 1351 appears appealing, promising smaller classes in Washington public schools,” says a new Seattle Times editorial. “But what it really does is unnecessarily complicate the state Legislature’s very serious job of meeting a state Supreme Court order to fully fund basic education.” The Times and other […]

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