Gov. Inslee Discusses Strong Schools at UW Tacoma

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee led a roundtable discussion at UW Tacoma on “Collective Impact: Working Together for Strong Schools, Student Success and Great Communities.”

Washington Governor Jay Inslee visited the University of Washington Tacoma campus on Jan. 23 for a roundtable discussion entitled “Collective Impact: Working Together for Strong Schools, Student Success and Great Communities.” The governor convened a group of South Sound schools, civic and community organizations to explore how the community is coming together to ensure that every child is engaged, successful, resilient and ready for life.

The focus of the discussion was the Tacoma Whole Child Initiative, a collaborative project of Tacoma Public Schools and UW Tacoma’s Center for Strong Schools. The 10-year partnership, begun in 2011, is an unprecedented program to foster school transformation across the entire school district. Everyone who comes in contact with children—teachers, librarians, bus drivers, cafeteria staff, administrators, playground staff—is part of the program.

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John Burkhardt / January 22, 2015
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Mike Wark, External Relations, 253-692-5771 or mwark@uw.edu