WPC's Center for Education conducts objective research and makes practical policy recommendations to improve Washington State's ability to carry out its paramount duty to educate every child within its borders.
This dynamic breakfast program will feature Washington’s new charter school leaders, who will describe their plans to offer schoolchildren in the Puget Sound area the chance to attend a new charter school. The first charter school to open, in September 2014, will be Seattle's First Place Scholars, an elementary school for severely traumatized and homeless children. Their presentations will be followed with a question and answer period.
WPC Eastern Washington Education Breakfast: Introducing Eastern Washington’s First Public Charter School
The Eastern Washington Education Breakfast is part of WPC’s Health and Education Series at the Davenport Hotel. Featuring some of the state’s top educational leaders, this event will give attendees a behind the scenes look at the effort to bring Eastern Washington its first public charter school. From the district office to the classroom, find out how some of our local children’s lives will be forever changed for the better by the decision of Washington voters to open public charter schools. This informative event will attract hundreds of educators, political leaders, small business owners and citizens to learn about and support education advancements for children in Eastern Washington.
Washington Policy Center is pleased to co-present this education lunch event with Stand for Children, Washington.
Join us in welcoming Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone and passionate education advocate, to Seattle for Stand for Children's "Changing the Odds" lunch.
Washington Policy Center is pleased to co-present Seattle CityClub's event, "A Conversation with Michelle Rhee," on Tuesday, February 19th.
Panel discussion on Charter Schools begins at 6pm, and the movie starts at 7pm. No RSVP necessary. Tickets are available at the box office for $10 and seating is limited, first come first serve.
WPC’s Center for Education welcomed Rob Stein, Principal of Manual High School (Denver, CO) as our keynote speaker. Dr. Stein discussed both the Innovation Schools Act as well as his experiences with the newly passed legislation. WPC views Innovation Schools as a model to reform education in our state. Dr. Stein was introduced by Manual High graduate and former Seattle Mayor Norman Rice.
Software innovator and philanthropist Scott Oki spoke at the Four Seasons Seattle Hotel before a crowd of over 300 friends, supporters, community leaders, and prominent politicians to discuss his ideas for improving public education by applying some simple common sense.
Washington Policy Center held a private reception with WPC board members and other key supporters on Thursday, March 26th in Bellevue. WPC’s research center directors discussed the issues being debated in Olympia as we entered the homestretch of our state’s Legislative Session. Topics included the state budget shortfall, transportation, small business issues, education and the environment.
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Introduction by WPC President Dann Mead Smith