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Stories tagged: early learning


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018

Bezos family gives $3 million for UW early learning research

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 …


Reform, realign children services

Much like the push to coordinate efforts under criminal justice reform, the case for consolidating children services is compelling.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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.


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.