FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2016
It’s likely there are no scenarios in which each and every district would be pleased. Lawmakers and the governor need to accept that they can’t make everyone happy.
SUNDAY, AUG. 21, 2016
Plan after plan has been agreed upon over the years only to fall apart when it came to time to screw up the courage and find the funding. Last session, …
SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016
Dorn’s lawsuit helps illuminate how some districts have gotten by even as state lawmakers shirked their duty. It also shows how the inequity in funding continued to grow.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2016
We believe the court should show urgency and adopt new consequences now. Otherwise, we believe the Legislature could once again fail to fully comply with the court and the constitution.
SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016
It’s clear that the Legislature has moved too slowly, but it’s not accurate to claim that it hasn’t moved at all. Don’t disrupt this delicate process.
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016
Topics included a push to buy locally, the possibility of a national lottery, the definition of basic education and radioactive contamination from Hanford.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016
In a perfect scenario, the finance question would’ve been posed when I-1351 was first proposed. Disconnecting the funding from the idea was politically smart, but it only delayed the day …
TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016
Editorials covered open meetings, kindergarten classes, recycling and a U.S. haven for Filipino strongman Ferdinand Marcos
SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2016
In a session where charter schools were given a reprieve, the larger education issue was delayed, yet again.
SUNDAY, FEB. 14, 2016
The firing of Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson wasn’t an act of road rage. It’s the beginning of the campaign to replace Gov. Jay Inslee.
SUNDAY, FEB. 7, 2016
The Legislature is stuck in a seemingly endless loop of studying the issue of basic education funding.
SUNDAY, OCT. 25, 2015, 7:47 A.M.
If you want lawmakers to stop working together, vote for I-1366, because it would give a superduperminority of 17 legislators the power to stop a basic education tax plan.
THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015
OLYMPIA – Democrats and Republicans unveiled different plans Wednesday to pump more state money into public schools just as the Legislature is supposed to be wrapping up this year’s session. …
SUNDAY, JAN. 11, 2015
OLYMPIA – The Washington Legislature will spend much of the 2015 session debating how much to spend to cover the cost of “basic education” in the state’s public schools. That …
SUNDAY, DEC. 12, 2010
SEATTLE – The Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state is not shortchanging school districts in the way it pays for special education. In an 8-1 ruling, the high …
FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010, 3:57 P.M.
The director of Gov. Chris Gregoire’s Washington, D.C., office hopes a visit home will influence members of Congress to think again about sending more money to public schools to avoid …
MONDAY, MAY 17, 2010, 2:28 P.M.
Washington education officials say 212 school districts have signed on to the state’s application for federal reform dollars through Race to the Top.
MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2010, 8:22 A.M.
Gov. Chris Gregoire is scheduled to return to her hometown of Auburn to sign a package of education reform bills into law.
FRIDAY, FEB. 5, 2010
KENT, Wash. – The state of Washington isn’t fully paying for basic public education, a violation of its constitutional duty, a King County judge ruled Thursday in a lawsuit brought …