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An Income Tax for Washington: Questions and Answers

An Income Tax for Washington: Questions and Answers

April 22, 2009

Washington State has been losing ground on education for 15 years, slipping towards the bottom of national rankings in class size and school funding. Our children, workers, and businesses deserve better. The recession highlights how difficult it is to raise

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Funding Public Services, Progressive Tax Reform

A Failing Grade: “High Tuition/High Aid”

A Failing Grade: “High Tuition/High Aid”

April 8, 2009

In the face of impending budget cuts to higher education, Washington policymakers are considering adopting a “high-tuition/high-aid” model of financing. In theory, by significantly increasing tuition, students who can afford it pay more; those students who cannot, benefit from larger financial aid packages

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Posted in Educational Opportunity, Higher Education

Paving the Pathways to Quality

Paving the Pathways to Quality

March 17, 2009

Over the last several decades, a large body of rigorous research on early childhood education has repeatedly shown what many in the field already know: teachers are the most central figures in the quality of care. This overarching finding is

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Early Learning, Educational Opportunity, Funding Public Services

Respecting Early Learning: Giving Early Childhood Education Directors and Teachers a Voice

Respecting Early Learning: Giving Early Childhood Education Directors and Teachers a Voice

February 24, 2009

Early learning is the basis for our children’s success in school, in work, and life. High-quality early learning relies on the most critical factors in teacher-child interaction: the teacher’s own professionalism, education, compensation, and morale. But the market for child

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Posted in Early Learning, Educational Opportunity

A conversation with David Kirp

November 10, 2008

David Kirp is a professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. His body of work includes some fifteen books, as well as many articles that have appeared in leading policy focused social science

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Posted in Early Learning, Educational Opportunity

Video: A World of Opportunity

February 28, 2008

Based on finding from the report: “A World of Opportunity“. The report showcases the practical findings and the transformational nature of a study mission undertaken by a diverse group of 21 people (including members of the media, public school leadership

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Posted in Early Learning, Educational Opportunity

A World Of Opportunity: Inspirations From Abroad For Early Learning At Home

A World Of Opportunity: Inspirations From Abroad For Early Learning At Home

February 1, 2008

This report shares both the practical findings of the study tour and the transformational nature of the experience. The report begins with the nature and make-up of the study trip followed by a short introduction to early learning in England and Finland. The main body

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Posted in Early Learning, Educational Opportunity

Early Childhood Education Study Tour Briefing Book

Early Childhood Education Study Tour Briefing Book

September 1, 2007

Welcome to the briefing book for the Economic Opportunity Institute & World Forum Foundation 2007 Early Learning Study Tour to England and Finland. This book sought to provide study tour participants with a basic factual grounding in the early learning

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Posted in Early Learning, Educational Opportunity

The Full Story on Full Day

The Full Story on Full Day

July 1, 2007

All children deserve the best chance to succeed. It is their right and it is our responsibility. The Washington State Constitution enshrines “ample provision for the education of all children” as the primary duty of the state, and the people and their representatives bear this responsibility because

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Posted in Early Learning, Educational Opportunity

Achieving High-Quality Early Learning and Care in Washington State

Achieving High-Quality Early Learning and Care in Washington State

September 1, 2005

High-quality early learning and care programs improve the academic achievement, health, and well-being of young children and pave the way for their success later in life. Extensive research has shown that with high-quality, comprehensive early learning and care, children do better in school,

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Posted in Early Learning, Educational Opportunity
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