Education

Accessing financial aid for undocumented students a ‘top priority’ in higher education committees

Bills to access higher education took center stage in both the House and Senate higher education committees this week in Olympia. Wednesday afternoon’s public hearing...Read More

Should legislators ignore Supreme Court’s recent McCleary ruling?

Following the Supreme Court’s most recent McCleary ruling, Governor Inslee has repeatedly made it clear that his goal is to get the state in compliance...Read More

Stonier’s student nutrition bill first off the House floor

OLYMPIA – In their first floor vote of the 2018 legislative session, the House of Representatives approved a bill aimed at expanding programs that help...Read More

Morning Wire: Slade Gorton, Steve Hobbs, Bruce Chandler

Thanks to the 250 folks that joined our first Re-Wire Policy Conference last week!  With 25 legislators with us – as well as some of...Read More

Statement from House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan on Supreme Court McCleary order

House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s McCleary order. When the Legislature adjourned a few months ago, I was...Read More

Supreme Court rules state not on track to meet McCleary deadline

The Washington Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the state will not meet its constitutional requirement for fully funding basic education by the September 1, 2018...Read More

Inslee looks to expand apprenticeship programs in Washington

Governor Inslee, along with 45 delegates from Washington businesses, non-profits, and academic institutions, spent the last 3 days in Switzerland learning about the highly successful...Read More

Inslee to focus on apprenticeship programs, climate, and aerospace during 11-day trip

Governor Inslee leaves today for an 11-day overseas trip to Europe. The trip will take him to Switzerland to learn more about apprenticeships, Germany for...Read More

Seattle Public Schools statement on McCleary education funding lawsuit hearing

The Seattle Public Schools (SPS) issued this statement ahead of oral arguments being presented Tuesday to the state Supreme Court of Washington: School districts across...Read More

Statements from House and Senate Democrats on today’s McCleary oral arguments

House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan (D-Covington), Education Funding Task Force member: “For nearly a decade, the Legislature has worked to fully fund our public schools....Read More