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Education

Q&A: Sen. Claire Wilson — “Child care is no longer a program for poverty.”

Child care is top-of-mind for Sen. Claire Wilson, who has spent decades working in early education. In Olympia, she serves as vice chair of the...Read More

WSAC recommends $250 million grant program for post-high school education

The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) settled on funding recommendations on Monday to try and meet its goal of getting 70% of the state’s residents...Read More

Three takeaways from back-to-school guidance

Students are preparing to return to classrooms across Washington State in the coming months as the Delta variant continues to drive up infections. The state...Read More

Reykdal calls on Inslee to require all school employees get vaccinated

The top educator in Washington State has called on Gov. Jay Inslee to require all K-12 education employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  Superintendent Chris...Read More

Gonzaga’s Mark Few testifies before Sen. Cantwell and Senate Committee over NIL legislation

Wednesday morning, Gonzaga University Men’s Basketball Head Coach Mark Few testified before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee over Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL)...Read More

State Board of Education debates including the word “caste” in equity statement

At a recent meeting, the Washington State Board of Education (SBE) discussed and approved proposed changes to a draft of a new Equity Statement. The...Read More

Report examines effects of COVID-19 on educational outcomes in Washington State

A new report from the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) examines the effects of COVID-19, including school closures and remote learning, on K-12 students’ learning....Read More

Bill aims to make it easier for teachers to live where they work. Here’s how it would be implemented

A public hearing was held Tuesday for a bill that would allow any school district to build teachers’ cottages or other housing units for school...Read More

Washington’s public K–12 schools will receive $1.853 billion from ARP Act (on top of $1.042 billion previously appropriated by Congress)

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act includes $122.7 billion for a third round of the elementary and secondary school emergency relief (ESSER) fund. These funds...Read More

Senate passes bills on unemployment tax relief and equity training in schools

The state Senate passed bills on Wednesday related to unemployment insurance (UI) and equity training in schools. The UI bill provides tax relief for employers...Read More