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May 13, 2013 at 6:15 AM

Video: UW Education’s Tom Stritikus says guiding teachers is key

University of Washington College of Education Dean Tom Stritikus says being raised by Greek immigrant parents inspired him to approach learning as a powerful tool to improve lives. Today, he is head of a program that graduates hundreds of teachers every year. Stritikus says it’s time to shift the way we think about the…

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May 6, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Video: Cindi Williams’ national perspective on Washington education reform

Washington Charter School Commission member Cindi Williams wields a macro and micro lens when it comes to viewing public education. She speaks about the power and promise of education from experiences rooted in helping create federal policies for former President George W. Bush that  impact millions of school kids — and from advocating for one…

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April 23, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Video: For WSU President Elson Floyd, higher education remains gateway

Washington State University President Elson Floyd is the fourth guest in our occasional “Education Conversations” video series. Editorial writer Lynne K. Varner asked Dr. Floyd to respond to three questions asked of every previous interviewee: What does education mean to you? What does an ideal education system look like? What’s one reform Washington needs now? Dr. Floyd talked about…

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April 16, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Video: Democrats for Education Reform’s Lisa Macfarlane argues for higher academic standards

The third guest in our occasional “Education Conversations” video series is Lisa Macfarlane, Washington state director of Democrats for Education Reform. Macfarlane recently sat down with editorial writer Lynne K. Varner to discuss three questions: What does education mean to you? What does an ideal education system look like? What’s one reform Washington needs now? In the interview,…

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April 5, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Video: WEA President Mary Lindquist challenges Washington to invest more in K-12 education

The Seattle Times editorial board’s second “Education Conversations” video features an interview with Mary Lindquist, president of the Washington Education Association. In each interview for the series, we ask our guests three common questions: What does education mean to you? What does an ideal education system look like? Name one reform Washington needs now. The leader of the…

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April 4, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Video: Susan Enfield is first of new Washington ’3 to 23′ education video series

Today we’re introducing the first in a series of occasional videos our editorial board is producing called “Education Conversations.” These thought-provoking segments expand on our “3 to 23″ education initiative, an ongoing effort to redefine the state’s duty to educate children between the ages of 3 and 23. Our goal is to help you…

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