school funding

Gov. Inslee Signs Education Funding Plan
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure that seeks to bring the state into compliance with a state Supreme Court mandate to increase state dollars to basic education.
Inslee signed the measure Thursday surrounded by legislative leaders from both parties, budget negot…
Gov. Inslee Calls Lawmakers Back for Third Special Session
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has called lawmakers back for a third special session, saying that "the clock is running out" before the state faces a partial government shutdown.
Lawmakers have been struggling to reach consensus on how write a budget that also satisfies a state Supre…
Superintendent of Schools Unveils Six-year Plan for Schools
OLYMPIA (AP) — State Superintendent Chris Reykdal says lawmakers must expedite their work on satisfying a court mandate on putting more money toward basic education in Washington state. But he also wants them to start thinking about how to reshape the system in the coming years once that immed…
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…
Area Lawmakers Support Historic, Bipartisan Senate Reform Budget
After a series of unprecedented procedural maneuvers Friday evening, minority members of the Washington State Senate Republican Caucus joined with three like-minded Democrats to temporarily gain a philosophical majority and introduce a sustainable budget proposal that doesn’t depen…