Two years ago, the Emerald City was among the first to be named to the What Works Cities program and chose to focus on human-services contracting reform. What can other cities learn from Seattle’s experience?
Increasing college graduation rates without increasing funding is a goal in many states. At least one is demonstrating it’s possible to use the merger of two- and four-year schools to help boost graduation rates.
Normally, Washington and Beijing would announce a meeting between the two top leaders simultaneously, a way for both governments to make a display of mutual respect. This time, a local cop played a role.