Unless you’re an educator, state lawmaker or K-12 policy wonk, you might not have heard about the Common Core. If you have children in school, however, you soon will. Read more
A candidate for Superintendant of Public Instruction, State of Washington in the 2012 Washington General Election
Age: 61City: Eatonville, WA
On this race: Incumbent, 58, lives in Eatonville, is a former state representative, teacher and principal. He worked in first term to replace WASL and says he wants to continue reforms for higher standards and more accountability, fight for more education funding. Notable: Was chairman of House Education Committee during legislative service.
- Web: randydorn2012.com
When Mary Collins, 64, decided to return to work when her son was back in school, she found a job working at what was then Spokane Valley Alternative High School in 1984. Twenty-eight years later, Collins has been named the 2012 Washington State Classified School Employee of the Year. Read more
OLYMPIA — School administrators, teachers, middle school pupils and college students pleaded with a Senate panel to spare many of the programs on the chopping block in a budget fix proposed by Gov. Chris Gregoire. Some broke down in tears when they described state programs… Read more