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Senate Republicans kill effort to allow future school bonds to pass with a simple majority

Excerpt: A constitutional amendment to allow school bonds to pass by majority vote has died in the Washington State Senate at the hands of the Republicans.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education, Elections
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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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Seattle Public Schools to get a chance for a fresh start with Enfield’s departure

Excerpt: Interim Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield, who took over management of the state’s largest school district after the board ousted Monica Goodloe-Johnson back in the spring, announced today that she will “neither seek nor accept” the permanent position of superintendent, which means she will departing the district midway through 2012 when her current contract […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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