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March 31, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Education in Afghanistan: Congress should do more to help children worldwide

Thank you for Lance Dickie’s excellent column about education in Afghanistan [“An educator’s optimism for Afghanistan,” Opinion, March 27]. I saw impressive figures from the BBC in the last month. It reports that there are currently 10.5 million kids in Afghan schools now, 42 percent of them girls. Where there were just 400 teachers…

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Comments | More in Afghanistan, Education | Topics: Afghanistan, Bob Dickerson, children

March 18, 2014 at 7:09 AM

Columbia River Treaty: Don’t stand in the way of cheaper energy

In the column by Lance Dickie [“Weigh all the benefits of the Columbia River Treaty,” Opinion, March 14], there is a reference to U.S. environmental legislation. The environmental causes are costing the U.S. people more than any other costs that are legislated. This in part is the hold on infrastructure improvements. Environmental issues should be…

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Comments | More in Environment | Topics: Columbia River Treaty, environment, Lance Dickie

February 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Summer learning loss: Make learning fun; provide better reading options

Solutions that combine academics with fun This session has seen a lot of bipartisan agreement in both the House and Senate that Washington state needs to address summer learning loss. Lance Dickie’s column [“How to solve summer learning loss and close the opportunity gap,” Opinion, Jan. 30) spoke to the importance of addressing summer…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Lance Dickie, Sharonne Navas, Stephen Krashen