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The Seattle Times LiveWire event series tackles education with “K-12 visions and outcomes: Solving the education problems money can’t fix”

For Immediat Release — Oct. 26, 2016
Lindsay Taylor, Consumer Marketing Manager

SEATTLE, Wash. — The Seattle Times LiveWire event series will present “K-12 visions and outcomes: Solving the education problems money can’t fix” Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall. The Seattle Times LiveWire events feature meaningful discussions about vital issues impacting our region and its people. The events bring together local and national experts for provocative conversations on key topics moderated by Seattle Times journalists.

Washington’s K-12 public education system is broken. Only 77% of our students graduate. Only 39% of graduates are ready for college or a career. The state fully funding basic education is just the beginning. We need to fix the outcomes for all students. Join The Seattle Times LiveWire for a timely forum with education experts, advocates and policy makers, facilitated by Seattle Times Editorial Page Editor Kate Riley and former Executive Editor Michael Fancher.

Panelists include:

Steve Litzow
Washington State Senator Steve Litzow represents the 41st Legislative District and serves as chairman of the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee. He spearheaded passage of the Early Start Act.

Mia Tuan, Ph.D.
Dr. Tuan is dean of the University of Washington College of Education, which is dedicated to partnering with schools and communities to make learning come alive for all students.

Susan Enfield, Ed.D.
Dr. Enfield is currently superintendent for Highline Public Schools, which promises to know each student by name, strength and need, and prepare graduates for college, career and citizenship.

Shelley Redinger, Ph.D.
Dr. Redinger is the superintendent of Spokane Public Schools and a Spokane native. She was previously the superintendent for Spotsylvania County Schools in Fredericksburg, Va., a district of 23,844 students.

Eric Pettigrew
Washington State Representative Eric Pettigrew has worked to promote economic development, create affordable housing and expand educational opportunities for every child in Washington, regardless of race or economic status.

Steve Mullin
Steve Mullin is president of the Washington Roundtable, an organization of private sector executives that works to effect positive change on policy issues, including ensuring that students are prepared for college and career.

LiveWire is produced by The Seattle Times. Microsoft has been the series’ presenting sponsor since its inception. The University of Washington is the principal sponsor. Sabey Corporation is an event sponsor. ParentMap is a media sponsor.

Tickets are free. Register at livewire.seattletimes.com.

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