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Tag Archives: WA-Schools

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
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education, Elections, Healthcare
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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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