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House takes up testing again, no budget news

We promised to update you at noon and 5 until the legislature gets its job done.

House and Senate members started working mid morning. The House once again passed HB 2214, to delink standardized test results from graduation, and just like the previous times we still don’t expect the Senate to take up the bill.

Other than that, no new information about the budget.

Please check back again at 5.

Legislature Keeps Working, No New Details

Yesterday the Governor and several legislators held a press conference to announce that they had come to agreement in principle about the K-12 and education budgets, but they didn’t release any details. When legislators reconvened today, they took up work on the Transportation and Capital budgets. There are lots of rumors flying about what isContinue Reading

Let’s get serious

Gov. Jay Inslee released details about his education budget Thursday, December 18. He unveiled new and more fair revenue sources  – a step in the right direction. Yet his overall budget falls far short of fully funding our kids’ education as required by the McCleary decision and I-1351. It doesn’t provide for competitive professional compensation forContinue Reading

Governor’s budget falls short

Monday night, Gov. Jay Inslee released a preview of his education budget. He makes some much-needed progress on education funding, but his plan falls short of meeting the requirements of both the McCleary decision and I-1351. That is unacceptable. We urge you to tell the Governor and your legislators to fully fund smaller class sizes inContinue Reading

Fully Fund Education – Class sizes and Compensation

Click here to email Gov. Jay Inslee and your legislators! The state Constitution makes it clear: Fully funding public education is the state’s paramount duty. The Supreme Court, in its McCleary decision, has ruled Washington is failing to fulfill that paramount duty to our students, and the court is holding the state in contempt. InContinue Reading

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