Gov. Christine Gregoire chaired the first steering committee meeting on Monday for Washington Learns, an 18-month, comprehensive education study that will examine Washington’s entire education system and recommend ways to improve it.
At the first meeting, appointments were announced for advisory committees for early learning, K-12 and higher education. Rep. Ruth Kagi, D-Lake Forest Park, is one of four state legislators serving on the early learning council. Advisory committee members represent many interests, including those of business, government, philanthropy, the education community, the Legislature and the public.
The three advisory committees will analyze priority issues in each education sector and recommend options for the Washington Learns steering committee to consider.
Those who want to follow the progress and findings of Washington Learns will be able to do so through a special Web site, linked to the governor’s Web site at www.governor.wa.gov.