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My Personal Journey into Working to Improve Education for All

My parents both worked two jobs to provide for us, so we could live in a zip code with good public schools. They understood that education was the best ticket to more opportunities and a better life.

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The Path Forward Through Education

For generations of families, education has been the path out of poverty. A new study released by the Children’s Defense Fund, The State of America’s Children 2014, shows just how urgently we need to level the playing field for all children to reach their God-given potential.

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A New Way Forward

In the face of rising global competition, America’s economic future will increasingly depend on our ability to improve educational outcomes for all students in our nation’s public schools. America’s businesses have a big stake in helping to achieve this and ensuring every student graduates ready to succeed in the working world.

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Bringing together business and education

We live in a globally connected, information-driven world. To thrive in this new economy, our students need to learn in and out of school, in person and online, together and independently so they can master skills both of today and tomorrow. America’s continued economic success depends on it.

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Back to School, With New Credits for Bilingual Students

King County school districts are stepping up and recognizing that immigrant students’ native language skills are a benefit, not a burden.

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