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The doctor will see you now.

This “doctor’s examination” of assertions by the Association of Washington Business about Family Leave Insurance continues from Part 1. Next comes the abdomen – lots of twists and turns here, so hang on: Currently, the two funding options that have

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Check, Paid Family and Medical Leave

Battening the hatches: Fixing Washington’s tax system to better weather economic storms

Sunday’s Seattle Times’ outlines potential fallout from the nation’s economic for Washington State. Workers and business stand to take a hit – but so does state government: Atop the list of recessionary losers is government revenue as tax collections fall.

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Check, Early Learning, Educational Opportunity, K-12 Education

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

Fact Sheet: Windfall Profits

Fact Sheet: Windfall Profits

February 1, 2006

HB 2977 recognizes that the major oil companies are reaping windfall profits through the high price of gasoline. This has resulted in $20 million a day exported out of the Washington state economy.  HB 2977 would create an incentive for

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Funding Public Services

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

Washington State Career and Wage Ladder Evaluation

February 15, 2005

The most important elements of high-quality early childhood education are the compensation, consistency, and education and training of child care teachers. The Washington State Early Childhood Education Career and Wage Ladder is a successful public-private partnership between the state and

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Posted in Career and Wage Ladder

Washington State Schools Kindergarten Survey 2004

Washington State Schools Kindergarten Survey 2004

September 2, 2004

More than 20 years of research validate the critically important role that high-quality early learning has on a child’s school readiness, academic achievement, and lifelong earnings while decreasing juvenile and adult crime. Aware of this research, parents, teachers, educators, administrators,

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Posted in Early Learning, Educational Opportunity, K-12 Education

Beyond the Mandate: An Analysis of a Survey of School District Early Learning Programs in Washington State

Beyond the Mandate: An Analysis of a Survey of School District Early Learning Programs in Washington State

September 1, 2004

Early learning programs, such as pre-kindergarten and extended-day or full-day kindergarten, are increasingly considered critical components in preparing children for academic success. Armed with consistent research linking high-quality early learning to a child’s success, school districts around the state have gone beyond

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Posted in Early Learning, Educational Opportunity
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