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August 15, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Judge: Seattle voters must choose between preschool measures

Seattle voters will have to choose between two measures on the November ballot that would affect the care and education of the city’s preschool-age children, a King County Superior Court judge ruled on Friday. Judge Helen L. Halpert decided that I-107, which seeks better wages and training for child-care workers, and a $58 million property tax…

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May 29, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Sen. Patty Murray proposes preschool bill

U.S. Senator Patty Murray has introduced legislation aimed at encouraging states to do more to prepare children for kindergarten. Called the Ready to Learn Act, the bill would establish a competitive grant program for states to create or expand school-readiness programs for four-year-olds. “My goal is to incentivize states to invest in what they need to be doing to…

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