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Tag Archives: WA-Schools

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 […]
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 […]
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
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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 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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