Stories tagged: McCleary
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 10:34 p.m.
A public school funding proposal unveiled by state Republicans earlier this month may reduce the amount of money Spokane’s poorest schools receive, according to district administrators.
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017
Now that Senate Republicans have produced a plan to resolve the most contentious aspects of basic education funding, it means that bargaining can begin.
Sun., Jan. 22, 2017
Local school districts shouldn’t pay the price for the failure of lawmakers to do their jobs in a timely manner.
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017
Some folks want the people of Washington to think the big issue in our upcoming legislative session is public education. They say it’s all about the children, the schools and …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 6:05 p.m.
Washington lawmakers debate possible costs of better schools, and the taxes to pay for them, as the start of the 2017 Legislature approaches.
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016
Much of the work in the upcoming 2017 legislative session will be focused on changing how the state funds education and addressing the state Supreme Court’s McCleary decision. This effort …
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016, 6:36 p.m.
The U.S. Department of Education awarded Washington charter schools a $6.9 million grant on Wednesday.
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 1:11 p.m.
A lawsuit filed against Spokane Public Schools by the
Sun., 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.
Thu., July 14, 2016, 10:42 a.m.
EVERETT – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn said he plans to sue a few school districts that use local levies to pay teachers because they don’t get enough …
Thu., July 14, 2016, 10:38 a.m.
Attorneys for the state and families challenging the amount Washington spends on its public schools were ordered Thursday to return to the Supreme Court for another round of arguments.
Sat., 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.
Sat., 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.
Tue., June 7, 2016, 6:06 p.m.
The plaintiffs who sued the state over the way Washington pays for K-12 schools say in their annual filing with the Supreme Court that it’s time to enforce the Constitution.
Wed., May 18, 2016, 7:02 p.m.
Attorneys from the office of Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the state is on track to fulfill its constitutional requirement to properly fund education and in a court filing Wednesday …
Sun., Feb. 7, 2016
The Legislature is stuck in a seemingly endless loop of studying the issue of basic education funding.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 3, 2015, 11:23 p.m.
You can’t really link ‘Twilight’ to global climate change.
Sat., Oct. 18, 2014
Washington has invested millions of dollars to shrink class sizes in kindergarten and first grade; an initiative on the November ballot calls for fewer students in all grades by 2019. …
Fri., Sept. 19, 2014
OLYMPIA – Washington tax coffers could get a $25 million boost by next July and nearly $200 million by mid-2017 from legal marijuana, state economists estimate. But much of that …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 11, 2014, 10:19 a.m.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court is holding the Legislature in contempt for its lack of progress on fixing the way the state pays for public education, but it …
Fri., Sept. 5, 2014
Gov. Jay Inslee is steering clear of suggesting what the state Supreme Court should do to force the Legislature to comply with orders to spend more on public schools. Lawyers …
Thu., Sept. 4, 2014
OLYMPIA – Based on the questions asked during a Washington Supreme Court hearing Wednesday, it’s anyone’s guess what the court’s next step will be toward forcing the Legislature to fix …
Sun., June 22, 2014
OLYMPIA – The biggest challenge for this period between sessions – or at least the biggest one after persuading the state Supreme Court not to slap the Legislature for ignoring …
Fri., June 13, 2014
OLYMPIA – A recent report on how the state will spend more money on education is so inadequate the state Supreme Court threatened Thursday to hold the Legislature in contempt. …
Thu., June 12, 2014, 5:26 p.m.
Saying the Washington legislature hasn’t met a demand to fully fund public schools, the state Supreme Court today ordered attorneys for the Legislature to appear in September and be ready …
Wed., April 30, 2014
OLYMPIA – The Legislature needs to pick up the pace at directing more money to improve the state’s schools, a special committee is telling the state Supreme Court in a …
Wed., April 16, 2014
The timing of judicial elections has been unkind to Washington state Supreme Court Justice Debra Stephens. The Spokane native’s first race came in 2008, just as her daughter, Lindsey, prepared …
Wed., Aug. 28, 2013
OLYMPIA – The Washington Legislature needed two special sessions to agree to a budget, in large part because of disagreements over how much to spend on public schools. But a …