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Online Classes Reach More Students, So Why Are Washington Public Schools So Far Behind the Curve?

June 3, 2011 in Publications

Seattle Business Magazine published this column June 1, 2011.

What If the Reinstated Ingraham Principal Were Able to Really Run His School?

June 1, 2011 in Publications

This column was published in The Seattle Times on June 1, 2011, by Liv Finne

State's 'Green' Mandate for Schools Proving Costly

May 28, 2011 in Publications

Spokane's Spokesman-Review published this column May 29, 2011.

I'm sorry to see Cliff Mass go

May 20, 2011 in Blog

I was surprised and upset to learn this morning that KUOW has canceled Professor Cliff Mass from Steve Scher’s Friday morning Weekday radio program.  Cliff Mass is Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Washington, and for 15 years he has been on KUOW, discussing the fascinating intricacies of Northwest weather, the weekend forecast and education-related topics.   Evidently KUOW does not approve of Professor Mass’ views on the poor state of math education an

Are Unions a Benefit or Obstacle to the Education of Children?

May 20, 2011 in Publications


Green schools getting mixed grades

May 19, 2011 in In the News
Spokesman Review (Spokane)
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