Stories tagged: public schools
UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 8:42 p.m.
Many of Washington’s public schools are at risk of serious damage in an earthquake, with the older buildings among the most vulnerable, a new study ordered by the Legislature said.
Wed., March 6, 2019, 5 a.m.
Four out of five property owners in Spokane County will pay less on their property tax bill in 2019 compared to last year. The bulk of that savings has to …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:17 p.m.
OLYMPIA – Making public schools more inclusive and safer for transgender students would no longer be optional in Washington if legislators pass a bill heard Monday.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 10:56 p.m.
Washington public schools would be required to teach comprehensive sexual health education courses that emphasize relations free from violence and coercion as well as the importance of consent, under a …
Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Battle Ground Public Schools’ board of directors approved its contract with the teachers union Tuesday, formally marking the end of weeks of consternation over teachers’ salaries in the region.
UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
Parents and taxpayers, you have 6 days to tell state officials what you want out of Washington’s public schools
What do you want your children to get out of Washington State’s public schools? What barriers are standing between kids and their goals? What should state education officials focus on? …
Sun., June 17, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
As recently as a year ago, the public school system in the nation’s capital was being hailed as a shining example of successful urban education reform and a template for …
Sun., June 10, 2018
With the McCleary case over, Democrats and Republicans differ on who gets credit or blame.
UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Washington Supreme Court says Legislature has complied with orders to meet a constitutional duty to provide for better schools.
Tue., May 22, 2018, 3:06 p.m.
A class-action lawsuit is seeking for Idaho public schools to repay the fees that many districts have charged students for classes, supplies and activities.
UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
The Washington Supreme Court raised questions about the commission that governs charter schools and the way the teachers are paid.
UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Committee says the Legislature has complied with state Supreme Court order to meet its duty and give adequate financial support to public schools.
UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 8:04 p.m.
Budget bills, other changes to state education policies and programs may satisfy Supreme Court order on providing adequate money for public schools.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 9:55 p.m.
Senate Republicans say extra money in the state coffers should mean property tax relief. Democrats say they’ll get a chance to vote on to vote on some type of relief …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
State Supreme Court tells Legislature it won’t settle for “close enough” on school reforms.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
An interim legislative committee is considering major changes to Idaho’s 23-year-old public school funding formula, including a shift to a student-based model.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Idaho’s public schools chief is seeking a 6.8 percent increase in education spending for 2018, describing it as a budget with no surprises and no new initiatives.
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017
Attorneys challenge the state’s claim that Legislature has met its obligation to improve public education.
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
A special committee says the Legislature has fulfilled its promise to enact school reforms. Not so fast, says an attorney for families who successfully sued the state over inadequate support …
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
The former leader of Arizona’s public schools defended his yearslong battle to end a popular Mexican-American history program, testifying Tuesday that he was troubled by what he described as radical …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
Saudi Arabia’s Education Ministry says it will introduce physical education classes for girls in public schools next year, a decision that comes after years of calls by women across the …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Major changes to Washington’s public school system, and the taxes that pay for it, become law.
UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 1:50 a.m.
Washington lawmakers began the heavy lifting Friday morning of passing a $43.7 billion budget and staving off a partial government shutdown before midnight.
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Record Washington budget and major change in public school policy come up for a vote Friday. Budget must pass and be signed by midnight to avoid a partial government shutdown.
Thu., April 13, 2017
I look back with joy and satisfaction on my career as an educator. In 1981, I began teaching preschool at a local church. Much to my delight, in August of …
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
The Senate narrowly approved a $43 billion operating budget early Friday that attempts to improve Washington schools and pay for it by raising property taxes in some parts of the …
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
Senate Republicans pushed through a massive shift in property taxes as a way of balancing their two-year, $43 billion spending plan and the school reforms it would contain.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 3:09 p.m.
Betsy DeVos was met with shouts of “stand up, fight back” from angry protesters as she made her first visit to a public school Friday as education secretary. Several dozen …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017
Betsy DeVos played a large role in expanding charter schools in Michigan, and critics say the consequences have been awful. That’s false.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 6 a.m.
Whether they know it or not, students in Washington schools may have an illegal substance in their purses, backpacks or gym bags.