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    State-by-State Preschool Rankings

    The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) released its 2014 State of Preschool report this week. It rates states on preschool access, public funding, and quality measures. Washington’s report card is here. Our state ranks 33rd in access for…

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    Media Coverage on Arena

    There was media coverage over the weekend about the proposed SODO arena and I want to provide some context for my comments. The City, King County and the Hansen group have a legally binding agreement related to the SODO arena….

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    Tomorrow is Denim Day

    Tomorrow the City Council will wear jeans for #‎denimday, part of Sexual Violence Awareness month. Join us! Councilmember Godden’s office provided the following background on Denim Day: For the past 16 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day…

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    April City Inside/Out: Council Edition

    This month I joined Councilmembers Godden and Harrell for Brian Callanan’s City Inside/Out Seattle Channel Show. We talked about minimum wage enforcement, filling the Council vacancy, encampments, and other topics. You can watch below:

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    Transportation Progress

    Two separate efforts by the Seattle Department of Transportation that have received attention recently should be celebrated. First, the Council received an update earlier this month about the School Zone Traffic Safety Cameras. Nine Seattle schools currently have these cameras…

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    Preparing for Preschool

    The following article was sent out in my City View Newsletter, which you can sign up to receive here. Every child in our city deserves a strong and fair start. The Seattle City Council took another step today to provide…

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    Help Wanted: Councilmember

    Councilmember Sally J. Clark announced this morning that she will step down from her position on the City Council effective 5:00 p.m. Sunday, April 12, to take on a new challenge at the University of Washington. Here is the statement…

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    Seattle Channel Panel Discussion on Preschool

    The Seattle Channel’s City Inside/Out program has a new show on the implementation of the Seattle Preschool Program. I joined host Brian Callanan on a panel that included School Board Director Stephan Blandford, Jonathan Knapp of the Seattle Education Association,…

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    Hearing from Preschool Providers

    Yesterday at my Council committee a panel of preschool providers spoke to us about their programs, the children they serve, and some of the elements that make their classrooms high-quality. It is always good to hear from those working directly…

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    Good News: Lower Property Tax Rate in 2015

    Seattle property owners may notice some good news in their recently received 2015 tax rate: overall, it is $9.27 per $1,000 of assessed value, a 10% decrease from the 2014 rate. And if you look only at the City’s portion…

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