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The Daily Ed: June 12th, 2012

Quality early learning can be the bridge to a skilled workforce (Seattle Times)
Two members of America’s Edge (Charlie Liekweg, retired chief executive of AAA of Washington and Kathy Lombardo, a former senior vice president of CH2M Hill engineering) write an opinion piece regarding the importance of providing high quality early learning and it’s positive impact on the economy.

Would a salary cap help resolve teacher pay issues? (Tacoma News Tribune)
The Compensation Technical Work Group dig in to the complex world of teacher pay across the state.

Start fixing how it’s funded (Everett Herald)
The Everett Herald editorial staff argue that all legislative and gubernatorial candidates need to find new revenue options to fund higher education.

Saving state universities requires a key ingredient (Crosscut)
The Board of Regents at the University of Washington recently passed a declaration stating that Washington state needs to adopt some serious changes in order to fully fund higher education. Writer and former legislator Dick Nelson argues who the regents still need to convince.

New schools chief has 9-point plan for Bellevue (Seattle Times)
What is in the new Bellevue Superintendent’s plan?

Romney tiptoes around vouchers (Tacoma News Tribune)
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney believes the federal government should have a smaller role in education…avoids coming out as a strong proponent of vouchers.

Teachers say failing students will graduate (Boston Globe)
A middle school in Massachusetts is being forced to graduate students who have failed “up to 75 percent of their core classes.”

Deserted by parents, she went from homeless to Harvard (MSNBC)
The Today Show follows Dawn Loggins, a young woman whom, after being abandoned by her family, worked as a janitor, earned straight A’s, and got accepted to Harvard University.

Tuesday Bonus: Noah’s first Root Beer!
Root beer is the best soda of all time. OF ALL TIME.

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