Education

Inslee Walking a Charter School Tightrope

Democrats are in danger of losing control of the state House of Representatives this year and an Inslee veto might seal the deal. Democrats outnumber...Read More

Lawmakers Seek to Fix Washington’s Ailing Education System

It’s been in the headlines for years. Washington’s K-12 education system has some serious problems, whether it’s disappointing graduation rates or disparate outcomes across lines...Read More

The Last Ditch Effort to Save Washington’s Charter Schools

You may have thought that the McCleary basic education funding debate would be the big issue in education this legislative session, but think again. In...Read More

Op-ed by Chris Korsmo, CEO League of Education Voters

To Members of the Washington State Legislature, Thank you for your hard work and commitment to ensuring a high-quality public education for each Washington student,...Read More

A Review of Research on the Effect of Lower Class Sizes: Many Studies Find “No Improvement in Learning”

Researchers at the left-leaning Center for American Progress describe class size reduction policies as a “false promise.” Center for American Progress analysts also conclude that...Read More

Enough Talk: Let’s Use A Small Fraction of McCleary Education Funding To Make a Real Difference in Graduation Rates

A recent article in the Washington State Wire, K-12 System Leaves Low Income and Minority Children Behind makes the point that too many of our...Read More

OPINION: K-12 System Leaves Low Income and Minority Children Behind

The “achievement gap,” the discrepancy in educational attainment between students of different socioeconomic backgrounds, is a frequent conversation topic in political circles. While early learning...Read More

Meeting McCleary & Improving the Schools: Only a Matter of Dollars and Cents?

Maybe it’s the atypically spring-like weather in Olympia in the last week and a half or the extra $250 million coming into state coffers, but...Read More

Sen. Hill: Put 2/3rds of New Revenue to Education Funding

In keeping with a two-thirds theme for the first two days of the legislative session, Sen. Andy Hill, R-Redmond and the budget writer in the...Read More

Sen. Hill: ‘Myth’ Washington State Has Large Budget Deficit

Gov. Jay Inslee took four days last month to roll out his $39 billion spending plan for the upcoming budget cycle, and the response from...Read More