Professor Bill Ouchi (pronounced OH-chi) of the UCLA Anderson School of Management, is an expert in organizational design and a pioneer in the empirical study of K-12 public school management. On January 22, 150 people gathered in downtown Seattle for the official WPC Center for Education kick-off luncheon. Professor Bill Ouchi is a professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, a nationally renowned expert in organizational design, a best-selling author, and a pioneer in the study of the school management. He discussed his groundbreaking research on how putting principals in charge of schools has dramatically raised student achievement in cities like San Francisco, New York, Houston, Chicago, and others.
Washington Policy Center held a private reception with WPC board members and other key supporters on Thursday, March 26th in Bellevue. WPCs research center directors discussed the issues being debated in Olympia as we entered the homestretch of our states Legislative Session. Topics included the state budget shortfall, transportation, small business issues, education and the environment.