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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

Op-ed: Only Congress can rescue local education budgets

Parents will breathe a sigh of relief when school buildings reopen, signaling a return to normalcy at last. But Washington schools won’t be equipped to...Read More

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