Town Square

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About Town Square

Town Square is a Seattle Channel series dedicated to connecting people and ideas. With lectures, debates, and forums recorded around the city at places such as Town Hall, the Seattle Public Library, and the Central District Forum of Arts and Ideas, Town Square brings interesting and provocative conversations to cable TV and the web.

Town Square: K-12 Visions and Outcomes
Town Square: K-12 Visions and Outcomes

What steps must be taken to build a successful K-12 system where every child receives an equitable, quality basic education? Seattle Times LiveWire hosts a forum with education experts, advocates, and policy makers to refine the city's vision for the future, and address how and when to fully fund public education.

Speakers include:
Frank Blethlen, Publisher at the Seattle Times
Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft
Michael Fancher, Moderator Seattle Times
Kate Riley, Moderator Seattle Times
Dr. Susan Enfield, Highline Schools Superintendent
Sen. Steve Litzow, R-Bellevue 41st Legislative District
Dr. Shelley Redinger, Spokane School District Superintendent
Rep. Eric Pettigrew, D-Seattle, 37th Legislative District
Dr. Mia Tuan, Dean, UW School of Education
Steve Mullin, President of Partnership for Learning
Jeff Charbonneau, 2013 Teacher of the Year