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Public weighs in on a simple majority for school-district bonds

Washington’s House Education Committee heard public testimony Thursday on a bill that would allow a simple majority of voters to pass school district bonds. As...Read More

Wire Insider: Shirline Wilson, Washington State Executive Director of Democrats for Education Reform

Shirline Wilson, Washington State Executive Director of Democrats for Education Reform, joins us as a “Wire Insider” to discuss equity in education in post-McCleary Washington...Read More

Task force narrows recommendations for improving school-construction funding

The Improving State Funding for School Construction Joint Legislative Task Force held a meeting yesterday, in which members discussed recommendations due to the legislature December...Read More

New report urges for more efforts to close performance gaps for Washington students

A new legislative report from the Washington State Board of Education (SBE) shows mixed results on progress toward the state’s 10-year goal to close performance...Read More

TransAlta’s Coal Transition Board funds Washington State’s first electric school bus and solar project for Franklin Pierce School District

The TransAlta Centralia Coal Transition Grants Energy Technology Board (‘CCTGETB’) is pleased to announce it has approved grants to the Franklin Pierce School District (‘the...Read More

Washington Supreme Court rules charter schools constitutional

The Washington Supreme Court issued a plurality opinion today that affirms the legislature’s modified Charter School Act is constitutional, striking down just one provision in...Read More

Washington State receives more than $1.5 Million in DOJ grants to combat school violence

Three Washington State school districts, an Educational Service District and the Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction will receive more than $1.5 million in grants from...Read More

Superintendent Reykdal: “Our efforts to improve school funding and student achievement have only just begun”

Superintendent Chris Reykdal released the following statement in response to the ongoing teacher strikes taking place throughout Washington.  The 2018–19 school year is off and...Read More

Sen. Braun sends letter asking Inslee, Ferguson, and Reykdal to intervene in potential teacher strikes

On Thursday, State Senator John Braun sent a letter to Governor Inslee, Attorney General Ferguson, and State Superintendent Chris Reykdal, calling on the state leaders...Read More

State Superintendent Reykdal says Washington will not arm its teachers

State Superintendent Chris Reykdal released the following statement following reports that US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was considering allowing the use of federal funds to...Read More