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State of State: Education reform

OLYMPIA — Ask the universities to innovate and partner with low-performing schools, Gov. Chris Gregoire urged the Legislature.

“All of our students, not just tghose who can afford itg, must have more skills and knowledge to compete in this century,” she said. “When we ask voters to invest in education, let's show them they'll be getting their money's worth.”

A previous innovation by the state on early Childhood Education recently received a $60 million grant from the federal government, she noted.


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