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Dallas-Area Early Learning Leader Named New President & CEO of Thrive Washington

Thrive Washington’s Board of Directors announced today that Alan Cohen will lead the state’s public-private partnership for early learning. Cohen starts Nov. 7. In his three years as assistant superintendent of Early Childhood Education for the Dallas Independent School District, Cohen built a state and national reputation for himself as an early learning leader by[…..]

Thrive Joins White House Early STEM Virtual Panel

Early math skills have been proven to be the single biggest indicator of a child’s overall academic success. Yet, far too few Washington kindergartners get those basic skills before starting school. Because of our leadership to elevate early math opportunities in Washington state, Thrive recently participated in the U.S. Department of Education Office of STEM’s[…..]

State Preschool Program Ranked and Looking to Expand

The National Institute for Early Education Research recently released its annual State of Preschool Yearbook. For 2015, Washington’s state-funded preschool ranked 32nd. Here is what’s behind that rating: Washington met nine out of 10 quality standard benchmarks. We received high marks in dual language learner policies and were one of 14 states that can report[…..]

A Final Message from President & CEO Sam Whiting

Today is my last day at Thrive. I’ll sure miss the people and the day-to-day work of early learning, but I leave confident that Thrive is on the right path and excited to watch the many more great things to come for both the organization and the field. When I started on Jan. 31, 2014,[…..]

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