Stories tagged: early learning
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018
The Bezos Family Foundation’s donation amounts to a nearly 13 percent boost in the College of Education’s total donations and offers a lasting opportunity to influence the school’s research and …
Fri., Feb. 3, 2017
Much like the push to coordinate efforts under criminal justice reform, the case for consolidating children services is compelling.
Fri., July 8, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Gov. Chris Gregoire is scheduled to return to her hometown of Auburn to sign a package of education reform bills into law.