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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

Video: 2020 OSPI General Election Debate

On Thursday, September 17th, the Washington State Wire hosted a virtual debate between the general election candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction: Chris Reykdal and...Read More

Discrepancy found in OSPI candidate Maia Espinoza’s voters’ guide statement

In May, Maia Espinoza, a general election candidate for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), submitted a voters’ guide candidate statement to the...Read More

Counties taking cautious approach to resuming in-person learning

School districts in several counties are sticking to full remote learning models despite meeting Department of Health (DOH) standards for partially resuming in-person instruction at...Read More

King County Council passes implementation plan for $318 million education investment

This week, the King County Council unanimously passed the implementation plan for the Puget Sound Taxpayer Accountability Account (PSTAA), which will trigger an investment of...Read More

OSPI General Election debate slated for September 17th

Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal and his general election challenger, Maia Espinoza, will face off on September 17th in a debate hosted by...Read More

Poll: 2/3rds of parents likely to send their children to school if schools re-open for in-class learning

In a SurveyUSA research poll conducted for Seattle’s KING-TV, 2/3rds of parents with school-aged children are likely to send their kids to school if in-class...Read More

Video and Highlights – Going Back to School: COVID and Education Equity

On Wednesday, the Washington State Wire and City Year Seattle-King co-hosted a virtual conversation about COVID-19 and Education Equity. The conversation centered around what to...Read More

Superintendent Reykdal’s statement on school district plans for reopening school fully online

This week, several school districts in the Puget Sound area announced their plans to take learning fully online in the fall. Below is Superintendent Chris...Read More

Q&A: Beth Doglio breaks down her agenda for Washington 10

Two-term state representative and congressional candidate Beth Doglio has won endorsements from several unions, environmental groups, and progressive politicians in her bid to capture retiring...Read More