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Eye On Olympia

How’s your school stack up?

The conservative Evergreen Freedom Foundation, with research from Canadian foundation, has compiled a "report card" on academics at more than a thousand schools across the state.

Here's a link to the site.

And here's a story by our Jody Lawrence Turner, with reaction from the state teacher's union, which was not impressed.

“I don’t know what Washington wants with a British Columbia think tank’s research,” said Washington Education Association spokesman Rich Wood. “And neither one of these organizations has anything to do with our schools.”

The state Superintendent of Public Instruction also puts together a report-card-type measure of school performance, based on test scores. Here's that link.

Short takes and breaking news from the Washington Legislature and the state capital.