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Christine Gregoire on Education

Democratic WA Governor


Unify Department of Education; prepare students to succeed

Unify the state's eight education agencies and 14 major education plans into a Department of Education. Focus all department activities on students and student learning from early learning to higher education.

Washington state does not have an education system but multiple agencies and plans that deal with education. If students are going to succeed as they progress from early learning through higher education, then every level of education must work together from pre-school on up.

Source: 2011 Wash. gubernatorial press release #1645 , Feb 1, 2011

Higher teacher pay; $28M for tutoring; support Running Start

Students today benefit from smaller class sizes and experienced teachers who received a well-earned cost of living increase.

Governor Gregoire led an effort to invest more than $28 million in additional tutoring for students who need help to graduate on time.

Gov. Gregoire applying Running Start, which lets college-bound students earn college credit, to Running Start for the Trades, a new pre-apprenticeship program to set high school students on a path toward a family-wage job in the trades.

Source: Gubernatorial website, www.governor.wa.gov/ , Nov 11, 2006

Other governors on Education: Christine Gregoire on other issues:
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Howard Schultz
Jay Inslee
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Maria Cantwell
Patty Murray

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