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Editorial: Jones for state superintendent

We interviewed three candidates who are all impressive, but we believe Erin Jones has the background and vision to address significant challenges

Washington charter schools may join Springdale school district

Washington State charter schools, including two in Spokane, may join the Mary Walker School District, near Springdale, Wash., later this month. The agreement would keep charter schools open as public schools despite a Washington state Supreme Court ruling declaring their funding source unconstitutional.

Focused effort yields graduation dividend

Mackenzie McIntyre’s first year at Rogers High School was especially difficult. By the time she was a freshman, McIntyre had grown tired of moving around Spokane with her mother, who struggled with alcoholism and rarely came home.

Touch allegations unconfirmed against U-Hi teacher

Washington’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction recently dismissed charges against University High School teacher Michael Cronin after conducting an investigation into allegations that he touched a female student and a female staff member while drunk at school in 2009. The Central Valley School District issued a letter of reprimand as the result of its own investigation into the same allegations.

Touch allegations unconfirmed

Washington’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction recently dismissed charges against University High School teacher Michael Cronin after conducting an investigation into allegations that he touched a female student and a female staff member while drunk at school in 2009. The Central Valley School District issued a letter of reprimand as the result of its own investigation into the same allegations.

Washington students show test improvements

Washington students improved in all four areas measured on standardized tests last year, results released today by the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction show.

Vestal: More to assessing education quality than test scores

We’re at an interesting moment with the public part of public education. Years into the “assessment” craze, we’re compiling ever more data about our schools – and providing precious little useful information about how they’re really doing.

Dorn drives after DUI thanks to breath-test device

State schools Superintendent Randy Dorn received an automatic 90-day driver’s license suspension when he pleaded guilty last month to drunken driving. But that doesn’t mean he can’t drive.

Washington schools chief serving DUI day

Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn has been booked into the Buckley Jail in Pierce County to serve his one-day sentence for drunken driving.