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Sex ed bill clears the House, now goes back to Senate

Senate Bill 5395 passed the House on Wednesday 56-40 with two excused, bringing the sexual health education bill one step closer to becoming law.  The...Read More

New bill seeks to address school-to-prison-pipeline

A new bill working its way through the legislature seeks to help students who have spent time in jail return to school successfully and help...Read More

Liias sponsors slate of bills expanding access to college

OLYMPIA – Continuing his efforts to make the college dream a reality for more students across the state, State Sen. Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood) is sponsoring several bills during the 2020 legislative...Read More

Boehnke pushes for Space Academy in Washington

Rep. Matt Boehnke sponsored two bills this session that would expand economic and educational opportunities in the emerging space sector, which would capitalize on the...Read More

Sex Ed bill passes in the Senate

Senate Bill 5395 passed 28-21 in the Senate Wednesday after more than a year of efforts to require sex education in schools.  The bill was...Read More

Advocates, opponents turn out for sex education bill

In a public hearing over House Bill 2184, The House of Representatives Education Committee took comments from advocates for and opponents of the sexual health...Read More

Rep. Drew Hansen responds to proposed repeal of education investment surcharge

In recent comments made to the Wire, Representative Drew Hansen, Democrat of Bainbridge Island, responded to a bill announced last week that would repeal an...Read More

Op-ed: “Congress must unlock higher education for people with criminal convictions”

DIRK VAN VELZEN is founder and Executive Director of the Prison Scholar Fund, which helps incarcerated students pursue education by funding college, vocational, and technical...Read More

Superintendent Reykdal releases budget priorities

Superintendent Chris Reykdal released his top budget priorities for the 2020 legislative session in the following news bulletin: Increasing equity in school nursing services. Investing in...Read More

Senate unanimously passes school safety bill

The Washington Senate voted unanimously Friday to pass a bill with the goal to increase safety at schools across the state. The bill, which had...Read More