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Students would benefit from smarter funding

A student-centered model would distribute dollars where they are needed most. It would give disadvantaged children more pathways to success. It would also boost gifted students, who need more challenges.


UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 11:36 a.m.

Spin Control: Quick turnaround on levy cliff bill doesn’t mean on-time end to session

Yes, the Legislature passed a bill to delay a cut in school funding in a day last week, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll finish their work on time.


Timing a key to avoid layoff notices for some Washington school districts

Some public school districts may have to prepare for smaller budgets and layoffs even though the Legislature is expected to approve an increase in spending for education.


Spin Control: Spin Control: Success in the Washington Senate requires counting to 25

In the Senate, 25 is the magic number.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 5:15 p.m.

Washington state House votes to extend schools’ taxing authority

House agrees to extend school districts extra taxing authority for one year.


Save schools from the levy cliff

Local school districts shouldn’t pay the price for the failure of lawmakers to do their jobs in a timely manner.


Dorn’s real target is the Legislature

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.