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December 30, 2013 at 6:08 AM

Top 10 most-read opinion in 2013: Dating, kids and Dick’s Drive-In

We are nearing the end of 2013. Here is what was most popular with online readers in the past 12 months: Seattle’s dating scene, not having kids and wages at Dick’s Drive-In.

In case you missed them, here is another chance to check out the most-read editorials, staff columns, guest columns (aka op-eds) and Opinion Northwest blog posts of the year. These rankings are based on online click-throughs, aka page views.

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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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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 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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