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August 11, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Universal pre-K: Good preschool is an ‘academic rocket boost’

The Seattle Times is right to recognize the value of high-quality preschool instruction based on models tested elsewhere in the nation [“In November, make the right choice for universal pre-K in Seattle,” Opinion, July 30]. Rice University research by Betty Hart and Todd Risley found that, by age three, children born into economically disadvantaged…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation, education, Jack McCarthy

June 28, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Universal pre-K: Stabilize early learning in Seattle

I agree that “even before it hits the ballot” the mayor’s pre-K plan has significant problems, but I disagree on what they are [“Voters should thwart attempts to hijack mayor’s pre-K mandate,” Opinion, June 19]. The biggest problems with the mayor’s plan are: First, it is not universal. It’s a pilot plan covering only 14…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: education, Kathy Yasi, Universal pre-K

June 22, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Universal pre-K is needed, but include child-care workers in plan

Those of us who have been caring for young children over the past several decades have placed Initiative I-107 on the ballot. I doubt that The Seattle Times consulted any of us before penning Friday’s editorial [“Voters should thwart attempts to hijack mayor’s pre-K mandate,” Opinion, June 19]. If you work and have a…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Early Childhood Education, preschool, Roslyn Duffy