public education

Initiative 1351
6:30 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Initiative 1351 Brings Uncertainty To Underfunded Public Schools

Initiative 1351 will add more than 25,000 positions around the state but administrators are still unsure about funding and other factors of the passed bill.
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Now that the class size Initiative 1351 has been passed by voters, school administrators and government officials are scrambling to figure out how to implement it. 

Teacher Aurora Cruz at McClure Elementary school in Grandview paced beside the blackboard and asked her fourth grade students to open their library books.

“Diego! Book!” Cruz said sharply when one student was slow to heed her instructions.

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Class Size Initiative
6:34 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Washington Budget Committee Chair 'Doesn't Know How To Pay For' Class Size Measure

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Washington voters are likely to pass a class-size measure that comes with a multi-billion dollar price tag.

Now, Washington lawmakers will have to figure out how to fund it. Or muster the votes to amend it.

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Class Size Initiative
6:19 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Washington Class-Size Initiative Too Close To Call

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A statewide initiative to reduce K-12 class sizes is too close to call in early returns: 50.6 to 49.4 percent, with the "no" votes slightly ahead.

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