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Tag Archives: Curriculum

Bringing racial equity into focus in our schools and beyond: A letter to education leaders

Excerpt: Read Erin Jones' ideas for implementing racial equity in Washington State schools, inspired by conversations she had with educators.
Written by:Erin Jones
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education
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Governor Jay Inslee signs comprehensive sexual health education legislation into law

Excerpt: One of the Northwest Progressive Institute's major priorities for the 2020 legislative session has been approved by Washington State's chief executive,
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education, Elections
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VICTORY! Comprehensive sexual health education bill is enroute to Governor Inslee

Excerpt: Progress is possible, and Democrats in the Washington State Legislature have proved it by getting a bill to require CSHE across the finish line.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education, Healthcare, Legislative Advocacy
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Comprehensive sexual health education has finally cleared the Washington State House!

Excerpt: A major NPI legislative priority is on the verge of reaching Governor Jay Inslee's desk after a lot of hard work by Laurie Jinkins and Monica Stonier.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education, Healthcare, Legislative Advocacy
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Over two in three Washington voters support comprehensive sexual health education

Excerpt: Republican legislators argue Washingtonians don't support comprehensive sexual health education legislation. But our research shows they do. Overwhelmingly.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education, Healthcare
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Three key NPI legislative priorities advance in Washington State House, all on the same day

Excerpt: Abolition of the death penalty, a statewide ban on plastic bags, and comprehensive sexual health education have each received an affirmative vote in their House committees of origin.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education, Legislative Advocacy, Our Environment
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Washington State Senate sends OSPI-backed sexual health education bill back to House

Excerpt: Requested by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal, the bill is intended to help young people at many different stages of childhood and young adulthood make better decisions about their health and their future.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education, Healthcare
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LIVE from Bellevue: Governor Inslee unveils plan for investing in Washington’s schools

Excerpt: Good evening from New­port High School in Belle­vue, Wash­ing­ton. I’m here with sev­er­al dozen oth­er activists, reporters, and cit­i­zens to par­tic­i­pate in a town hall on edu­ca­tion with Gov­er­nor Jay Inslee and his staff. The gov­er­nor is using the event to unveil his plan to strength­en Wash­ing­ton’s schools, which his office is call­ing the most […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education
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Washington State Senate revolts against teaching to the test in key vote

Excerpt: Ever since Rod­ney Tom and Tim Shel­don facil­i­tat­ed the coup that gave Repub­li­cans con­trol of the Wash­ing­ton State Sen­ate, true bipar­ti­san­ship in that body has been a rar­i­ty. Tom’s dis­ci­plined right-wing cau­cus have bat­tled Sen­ate Democ­rats over every­thing from repro­duc­tive rights to trans­porta­tion choic­es to the state’s con­sti­tu­tion­al oblig­a­tion to ful­ly fund our pub­lic schools. […]
Written by:Robert Cruickshank
Categories:Education, Legislative Advocacy
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