Stories tagged: early learning
Fri., Feb. 3, 2017
Reform, realign children services
Much like the push to coordinate efforts under criminal justice reform, the case for consolidating children services is compelling.
Fri., July 8, 2016
Early learning investment pays off
While lawmakers have been derelict in fully funding K-12 education, they have rightly focused efforts upon the youngest learners, and those efforts have included funneling more money toward early child …
Sun., March 9, 2014
Preschools’ benefits unavailable to many in Spokane County, state
Tiny voices buzzed and toys clattered in the preschool classroom at Ferris High School, a cacophony of indistinct sounds until a 4-year-old proclaimed her victory. “I did the puzzle all …
Thu., Jan. 31, 2013
Data helps teachers learn about kindergartners’ abilities
Washington kindergartners are physically coordinated enough for their first year of school, but their ability to count to 20 and clearly express themselves are lagging, according to a new assessment …
Tue., April 10, 2012, 9:38 a.m.
State gets thumbs up on preschool, down on access
SEATTLE — Washington preschool programs that receive government dollars are among the best in the country but too few kids benefit from the $54 million the state spends on preschool …
Sun., April 17, 2011
Studies on development inform push for early learning
This year some of the world’s pre-eminent brain scientists will attempt to measure the effects of abuse and neglect on the minds of Washington children in foster care. The research …
Tue., July 20, 2010
Childhood learning tax qualifies for ballot
A property tax to raise money for early childhood learning, abuse prevention, treatment and other programs to help lower the dropout rate will likely be on the ballot in November.
Mon., May 17, 2010, 2:28 p.m.
212 Wash. districts sign up for Race to the Top
Washington education officials say 212 school districts have signed on to the state’s application for federal reform dollars through Race to the Top.
Tue., May 4, 2010, 11:20 a.m.
Washington state preschool program meets standards
Washington’s state-supported preschool program for low-income 3- and 4-year-olds meets most of the quality standards set by a national early learning group.
Mon., March 29, 2010, 8:22 a.m.
Gregoire to sign K-12 reform bills into law
Gov. Chris Gregoire is scheduled to return to her hometown of Auburn to sign a package of education reform bills into law.