Education

Washington Makes The List Of Top Universities
Spring is here...Up next for your graduating student is Spring Break, final classes, a Summer job -you hope- and then off to college.  But which college?   The Center for World University Rankings used eight indicators including quality of education, alumni employment, and influence t…
Washington Still in the Middle in State Education Funding
SEATTLE (AP) — A new study shows Washington state is solidly in the middle of the nation in school funding. The state is 28th in the nation for per-student education dollars.
According to researchers at Rutgers University, Washington state government has not done a great job of catching up on s…
Washington Senate Passes Charter School Law Fix, 26-23
SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Senate has voted to pass a fix to the state charter school law that lawmakers hope will pull the alternative public schools out of constitutional trouble.
The bill was passed in the House on Wednesday night and in the Senate on Thursday afternoon and now heads to t…
House Passes Bill Aimed at Reducing State Teacher Shortage
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington House has passed a bill that seeks to increase the number of public school teachers in the state, in response to a perceived shortage. House Bill 2573, passed on a vote of 92-6 on Wednesday, would require the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instructi…
State Senate OKs Compromise on Plan to Fix Education System
SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state Senate on Tuesday passed a plan for fixing the way the state pays for education, mirroring a measure passed earlier in the state House.
Many lawmakers believe the bill will satisfy the Supreme Court's order to finish the work it demanded in its so-called…
Tacoma School Superintendent Wins National Award
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Tacoma school Superintendent Carla Santorno has won a national woman in school leadership award. She was honored last week at a conference in Arizona.
The award from the American Association of School Administrators recognizes Santorno for building community connections to …
Bill to Study Later School Start Times Clears Senate Panel
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A state Senate committee has unanimously passed a bill to study how students perform at schools that begin later in the morning.
The Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee passed the bill Thursday, substantially altering its original language that required publ…
Senate Committee Considers Later School Start Time
SEATTLE (AP) — A state Senate committee on Tuesday discussed a bill proposed by students from Snohomish County that would move the start time for public schools one hour later next year.
The Senate Education Committee also talked about cursive writing and more money for career and technical edu…

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