Education

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.

Events

WPC's 2014 Education Breakfast Introducing Washington's New Charter Schools

June 3, 2014 in Events
Date: 
Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
Time: 
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Place: 
Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th AVE
Seattle, WA 98101

This dynamic breakfast program featured 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. 

Click here to watch WPC's 2014 Education Breakfast online broadcast by TVW

WPC Eastern Washington Education Breakfast: Introducing Eastern Washington’s First Public Charter School

April 8, 2014 in Events
Date: 
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
Time: 
7:15 am - 8:30 am
Place: 
The Davenport Hotel's Marie Antoinette Ballroom
10 S Post St
Spokane, WA 99201

Watch coverage of WPC's Eastern Washington Education Breakfast
online by clicking here. 

As part of WPC’s Health and Education Series, the Eastern Washington Education Breakfast featured some of the state’s top educational leaders, giving 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, attendees heard 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 attracted hundreds of educators, political leaders, small business owners and citizens who learned about and support education advancements for children in Eastern Washington. 

"Changing the Odds" Lunch

April 1, 2013 in Events
Date: 
Friday, April 26th, 2013
Time: 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place: 
Sheraton Seattle
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, 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. 

A Conversation with Michelle Rhee

February 6, 2013 in Events
Date: 
Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
Time: 
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Place: 
Town Hall, Great Hall
1119 8th Avenue
Seattle, Washington

Washington Policy Center is pleased to co-present Seattle CityClub's event, "A Conversation with Michelle Rhee," on Tuesday, February 19th.

2012 Annual Education Lunch

November 10, 2011 in Events
Date: 
Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
Time: 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Place: 
The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Avenue
Seattle, Washington

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2011 Education Breakfast

November 29, 2010 in Events
Date: 
Thursday, January 20th, 2011
Time: 
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Place: 
Seattle Westin
1900 5th Ave.
Seattle, WA

What We Can Learn from Baltimore City Schools, Featuring Baltimore City Public Schools C.E.O. Andrés A. Alonso

"Waiting for Superman" Movie Showing & Charter School Panel Discussion

November 9, 2010 in Events
Date: 
Tuesday, November 16th, 2010
Time: 
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Place: 
Metro Theater
4500 9th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105-4737

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.

2010 Education Lunch

February 5, 2010 in Events
Date: 
Friday, February 5th, 2010
Time: 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Place: 
The Westin Seattle
Seattle, WA

Rob Stein at 2010 Center for Education LunchWPC’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.

See Dr. Stein's PowerPoint

Outrageous Learning Book Release Reception

June 17, 2009 in Events
Date: 
Wednesday, June 17th, 2009
Time: 
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Place: 
The Four Seasons Seattle
Seattle, WA

Outrageous Learning coverSoftware 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.

Private Legislative Session Update Reception with WPC Research Center Directors

March 26, 2009 in Events
Date: 
Thursday, March 26th, 2009
Time: 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Place: 
Bellevue, WA

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