Why is the Seattle Public School district losing students?
The wealthiest school district in the state, Seattle Public Schools (SPS), is losing students.
District administrators report that for the current school year enrollment declined by 1,600, even as Seattle’s population has been growing rapidly. This year just 52,800 students will attend one of the 101 schools in the public system, even though the city has more families than ever, with a population now topping 720,000.Read the entire blog
Things to do on your commute: environmental edition
While you are traveling around our state, here are two great podcasts I recorded addressing the challenges of environmental policy and the opportunity for market-based innovation to solve our toughest environmental problems.Read the entire blog
Update on House remote testimony 2020 pilot program
Remote testimony is finally coming to the Washington state House. On March 21, the House adopted on a voice vote HR 4621 (Requesting information on options and recommendations for a pilot remote testimony program). In exciting news, the House Executive Rules Committee recently approved a remote testimony pilot for the 2020 session.Read the entire blog