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‘When you get kids working in concert with each other, there’s no better feeling in the world,’ says teacher of the year

“From the minute you meet Katie Brown, you get the feeling she’s an amazing teacher,” writes Microsoft founder Bill Gates about a recent interview with the 2014 Washington State Teacher of the Year. “Her intelligence and passion jump out. You immediately think: I would love for my kids to be in her classroom.” […]

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Serious budget challenges ahead for Washington lawmakers

08/20/2014 - WashACE

Washington state faces serious budget challenges going into next January’s legislative session.  In a new policy brief, the Washington Research Council details how the price tag of I-1351, which would require state spending on smaller class sizes, will complicate the already serious situation. The price tag of these spending commitments is steep and […]

AWB’s Policy Summit to be held Sept. 16-18 at Suncadia Resort

08/20/2014 - WashACE

The Association of Washington Business (AWB) will convene its annual Policy Summit Sept. 16-18 at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum. Attendees at this year’s three-day summit will hear from Gov. Jay Inslee,  Brad Tilden, CEO Alaska Airlines and Gen. Stanley McChrystal (retired) who led the Joint Special Operations Command in Iraq during the Persian Gulf […]

Washington’s rural roads ranked 12th worst in the nation, highlighting the need for investment in maintenance

08/19/2014 - WashACE

From the AWB Business Watch blog: Washington state’s rural roadways are in rough shape, according to a new report from TRIP, a transportation research organization. Rural Connections: Challenges and Opportunities in America’s Heartland lists Washington as 12th in the nation for percentage of rural roadways in poor condition. State business leaders have encouraged lawmakers […]

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