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February 2022 King County school levies are passing, except for one Riverview levy

Excerpt: Early February 2022 special election results are in here in Washington State's most populous county, and they look good for schools and essential public services almost across the board, with only a couple of exceptions. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Rounding up the initial returns in key 2021 Central Puget Sound school board races

Excerpt: After a long stretch of at-home learning and remote teaching due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year's school board races throughout King County gave voters the opportunity to decide who should have responsibility for overseeing the administration of many of the state's biggest school districts.
Written by:Emma Goolsby
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Most voters are undecided for Seattle School Board; Song Maritz, Sarju, Hersey have leads

Excerpt: Majorities or near majorities of voters in Seattle are not sure who they're supporting for school board yet. Among those who have a preference, Vivian Song Maritz, Michelle Sarju, and Brandon K. Hersey are the favorites.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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April 28th special election results give boost to public services in Washington’s rural areas

Excerpt: The returns so far suggest people across the Evergreen State understand the importance of investing in the public services that make our communities strong.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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February 12th election results: Big majorities back levies for Seattle, Renton schools

Excerpt: Read our analysis of preliminary returns in the February 12th, 2019 special election for school districts in King County.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Progressive slate leads in closely watched 2017 Seattle School Board contests

Excerpt: Grass­roots edu­ca­tion advo­cates in Seat­tle can take com­fort in ear­ly results for this year’s con­tests for school board posi­tions. Emer­ald City vot­ers are enthu­si­as­ti­cal­ly back­ing a trio of can­di­dates whose com­mit­ment to pub­lic schools is not in doubt. In the con­test for Posi­tion #4, Wash­ing­ton’s Para­mount Duty cofounder Eden Mack is tru­ly clean­ing up with an […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Is your school district having an election today? If it is, don’t forget to vote!

Excerpt: A reminder to all Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate read­ers who live in Wash­ing­ton that today is Elec­tion Day! Tonight, at 8 PM, is the the dead­line to return bal­lots in the first of two spe­cial elec­tion peri­ods sched­uled to be held this year. We real­ly ought to do away with spe­cial elec­tions alto­geth­er and save a lot of […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Vermont’s heroic response shows the way on No Child Left Behind letters

Excerpt: Ear­li­er this year, Wash­ing­ton leg­is­la­tors reject­ed a demand from U.S. Edu­ca­tion Sec­re­tary Arne Dun­can to require teacher eval­u­a­tions to be based, in part, on stu­dent test scores.  One of the pri­ma­ry threats Dun­can used in demand­ing Wash­ing­ton State force schools to teach to the test was that if this change was not made, the state […]
Written by:Robert Cruickshank
Categories:Education
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Peter Maier falls behind challenger Sharon Peaslee in key Seattle school board race

Excerpt: It looks like anoth­er incum­bent school board mem­ber may end up get­ting oust­ed by Seat­tle vot­ers, after it ini­tial­ly appeared that only one would lose his job. Though he was able to main­tain an edge in the con­test for school board direc­tor in Dis­trict #1 for near­ly a week, incum­bent Peter Maier is now in seri­ous […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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