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

Inslee announces members of School Employees Benefit Board

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today members of the new School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB). The board was created by HB 2242 in the 2017 Legislative...Read More

Column: We can make free community college a reality for every Seattle public high school graduate

For more than a decade, progressive Democrats have called for addressing the affordability barriers that keep many young Americans from attending college. It is one...Read More

Rep. Tarleton awarded Legislator of the Year award for CTE advocacy

State Representative Gael Tarleton (D-Ballard) has received the Washington Business Alliance’s 2017 Career and Technical Education Legislator of the Year award for her advocacy to...Read More

Capital budget’s impact on school construction funding

The third special session ended yesterday without the passage of the $4.2 billion capital budget. Legislators were unable to agree on a water-rights bill to...Read More

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