school funding

School Funding Vote
5:56 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Education Watchers In Washington Eye Colorado School Funding Vote

Washington state Rep. Larry Seaquist chairs the House Higher Education Committee
Washington Legislature

Originally published on Mon November 4, 2013 3:17 pm

A decade after Washington voters defeated a one-cent sales tax increase for schools, a school funding vote in Colorado has education watchers in Washington paying close attention.

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Oregon Budget
5:03 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Oregon K-12 Budget Hits Legislative Roadblock

M.O. Stevens Wikimedia

Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 4:58 pm

The largest portion of the Oregon state spending plan hit a major roadblock in the legislature Monday.

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Education Bills
5:02 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Washington Education Bills Lack Response To Supreme Court Ruling

Alexandra Kocik Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 4:47 pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. – A single shiny red apple sat atop each desk on the Washington Senate floor Wednesday to represent a day full of voting on education issues. Senators deliberated and passed multiple measures. One would rank schools with A through F grades. Another would make it easier for principals to get rid of ineffective teachers.

But Democrats like Sen. David Frockt point out that lawmakers have not yet responded to a state Supreme Court ruling known as the McCleary decision. It requires more funding for schools.

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