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 By Izumi Hansen    News    March 2, 2016

Bill signed to address Court's education funding ruling

Gov. Jay Inslee Monday signed a bill responding to the state Supreme Court's 2012 decision that the state is unconstitutionally underfunding basic...

 By Izumi Hansen    News    February 24, 2016

Basic Education bill passes, goes to governor for signature

In a maneuver last Thursday that brought a Senate-approved basic-education bill to the House floor for debate, representatives reaffirmed their support of the measure. The bill now goes to Gov. Jay...

 By Izumi Hansen    News    February 17, 2016

Senate rejects bill repealing state rule on transgender use of restrooms

The Senate Wednesday rejected 25-24 a bill that would repeal a rule affirming that people can use restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. The Washington State Human Rights...

 By Izumi Hansen    News    February 3, 2016

Gender bathroom bill passes committee

A bill to repeal a rule allowing people to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with drew a substantial crowd at its first and only public...

 By Izumi Hansen    News    January 27, 2016

Teachers' pay, levies targets of study ordered in House education bill

Monday the Washington House of Representatives passed a bill 64-34 that would create a group to produce recommendations for retaining and fully compensating teachers, as required by the Supreme Court...

 By Izumi Hansen    News    January 27, 2016

Teachers' compensation progress called 'frustrating'

Testifiers praised bipartisan work, but “disappointment” and “frustration” frequented their statements at the first hearings for Senate and House bills that address teacher compensation in...

 By Izumi Hansen    News    January 20, 2016

Legislature struggles with court-ordered education funding

Teachers’ compensation, teacher-shortage, the educational opportunity gap and school districts’ operating levies are all on Washington State legislators’ agenda this session as the state...


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