Related Program: The Record Why Massachusetts Beats Washington In Education Outcomes By Kate Walters & Bill Radke • Apr 4, 2016 Related Program: The Record TweetShareGoogle+Email Executive Constantine and a Seattle delegation visited Boston and New Jersey to learn about their universal preschool models in 2014. Flickr Photo/Dow Constantine (CC-BY-NC-ND) Listen Listening... / 7:48 Bill Radke speaks with Seattle Times education reporter Claudia Rowe about how Washington and Massachusetts differ when it comes to education. Tags: schools and educationTweetShareGoogle+Email Related Content Washington Charter Schools Stay Open As Inslee Refuses To Veto Bill By Ann Dornfeld & Isolde Raftery • Apr 1, 2016 KUOW Photo/Ann Dornfeld Charter schools can continue to operate in Washington state, after all. Gov. Jay Inslee announced Friday that he would not veto a bill saving the charter school movement. The bill passed March 10. No First Graders Allowed: A Mukilteo School For Kindergartners Only By Ann Dornfeld • Mar 30, 2016 DLR Group/Courtesy of Mukilteo School District Listen Listening... / 4:11 Imagine a class of boisterous 5-year-olds. Now picture 24 of those classrooms all under the same roof. That’s Mukilteo School District’s plan for a huge, kindergarten-only school on the east side of town. It will be a haven for little learners. There will be heated floors, because kindergartners spend so much time on the ground. #Manintree Mom Heartbroken By Years Of Trying To Help Son By Bill Radke & Jason Pagano • Dec 29, 2016 Courtesy of Lisa Gossett Listen Listening... / 8:41 Lisa Gossett was home in Alaska when her sister called about a YouTube video. Gossett’s son had climbed an 80-foot sequoia tree in downtown Seattle, stayed there for 25 hours and inspired an international hashtag, #manintree. PHOTOS: 17 Fantastical Murals Rise Up From Greenwood Explosion By Isolde Raftery • Apr 3, 2016 KUOW Photo/Isolde Raftery In the early hours of March 9, an explosion rocked Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood.