K-12 visions and outcomes: Solving the education problems money can’t fix
Nov 30, 2016
Washington’s K-12 public education system is broken. Only 77% of our students graduate. Only 39% of graduates are ready for college or a career. The state fully funding basic education is just the beginning. We need to fix the outcomes for all students, preparing them for graduation, college and the workforce.
What are acceptable outcomes for Washington’s children? What steps must be taken to build a successful K-12 system where every child receives an equitable, quality basic education? Join The Seattle Times LiveWire for a timely forum with education experts, advocates and policy makers, facilitated by Seattle Times Editorial Page Editor Kate Riley and former Executive Editor Michael Fancher.
See what happened at “Endangered Economy: The high cost of climate change”
May 17, 2016
The success of The Seattle Times LiveWire event series continued with “Endangered Economy: The high cost of climate change,” an enlightening forum about the impact of climate change on the Pacific Northwest economy. A panel of local and national experts discussed how our region can take steps to protect a sustainable future for marine life, forestry, agriculture and the billion dollar industries that depend on their growth.
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See what happened at “Gridlocked: Driving solutions to our region’s traffic jams”
Oct 29, 2015
Local and national experts participated in an enlightening discussion about how to tackle traffic woes in the Puget Sound region and keep people and commerce moving forward. See the video and event coverage to learn about the specific challenges and ideas for solutions to turn our transportation problem around.
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See what happened at “Priced out: The struggle for an affordable Seattle”
Mar 31, 2015
Local and national leaders participated in this provocative forum on the intersection of wages, policy and housing costs, and making it – or not – in the greater Seattle area. See the video and event coverage to learn about challenges and solutions for our region.
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See what happened at “A Bridge to China: Exploring the Northwest’s future with the East”
Nov 20, 2014
The success of the new Seattle Times LiveWire event series continued with “A Bridge to China: Exploring the Northwest’s future with the East” on Nov. 20, 2014, to a packed room. LiveWire features meaningful discussions with local and national experts about vital issues impacting our region and its people.
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See what happened at “The Case for Early Learning”
Oct 15, 2014
Brain scientists and political leaders discussed the benefits of early childhood education. How do preschoolers learn? Should Washington offer free preschool for all? How can our limited tax resources best serve our most precious local resource — our community’s children?
See what happened at The Case for Early Learning.