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Guest: Washington state lags rest of U.S. on STEM education

Posted on February 13th, 2014 by Kim Ackerley-Cleworth

You might think that given Washington’s wealth of STEM employers, we would be doing better than the rest of the country — but you’d be wrong, writes guest columnist Robin Lake.

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Poverty Influences Children’s Early Brain Development

Posted on December 18th, 2013 by Kim Ackerley-Cleworth

Poverty may have direct implications for important, early steps in the development of the brain, saddling children of low-income families with slower rates of growth in two key brain structures, according to researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Guest opinion: Pre-K education crucial to economic future

Posted on November 6th, 2013 by Kim Ackerley-Cleworth

Investing in Pre-K education is integral in providing businesses with a strong and well-prepared workforce.

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Seattle City Council considers preschool for all 3- and 4-year-olds

Posted on August 26th, 2013 by Kim Ackerley-Cleworth

The Seattle City Council is considering a plan to provide high-quality preschool for all 3- and 4-year-olds in the city. Voters could be asked to fund a levy in 2014.

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Guest: Building a community to close the education achievement gap

Posted on May 21st, 2013 by Kim Ackerley-Cleworth

Despite the hard work of thousands of well-meaning adults, children in poverty-impacted schools are still most likely to get lost within the system, according to guest columnists Tom Stritikus and Elham Kazemi.

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Investments in Education May Be Misdirected

Posted on April 3rd, 2013 by Kim Ackerley-Cleworth

An article on whether education is helping redress inequities at birth and improve the lot of disadvantaged children as they grow up.

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