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.
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.
Watch the videos:
Introduction by WPC President Dann Mead Smith
CityClub's Education Series, Co-Presented by WPC: A Conversation with Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn
In November, voters elected Randy Dorn for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, replacing 12 year Superintendent Terry Bergeson in a race that has become widely viewed as a directive for changes in the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL). How does Dorn see his leadership style and how has he been approaching the transition? Those questions were answered by the new Superintendent at this event.
During this lunch event each center's research director gave an overview of our latest research and analysis on the key issues facing legislators this Session.