Tag: Children’s Alliance

Gov. Jay Inslee has chosen Rep. Ross Hunter, a 13-year legislator with experience in the public and private sectors, to lead Washington’s Department of Early Learning as the state opens a new chapter of its early education work. Hunter starts Sept. 8 and will earn $150,000 a year. A former PTA activist, Hunter brings a[…..]

Washington families are struggling with the aftermath of the Great Recession, though there has been progress, particularly in the percentage of children with health insurance, a new report says.   Even though the recession ended in 2009, 19 percent of Washington children lived in poverty during 2013, up from 14 percent in 2008, the Annie E.[…..]

  Washington has been building a connected early education system for years, and if its still-emerging approach is going to close the achievement gap it should do more than increase quality, it should create high-quality child care and preschool.   This was one of the messages a team from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation[…..]

  Washington state families are struggling these days, with more than one in three children living in households that too often can’t afford groceries, decent housing and other basic needs, a new report says.   Despite a healthier economy, Kids Count Washington found more Latino and black families struggled with basics. In 2011, 66 percent[…..]