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Uncertainty of lost education waiver ‘hurting some students most in need of help,’ says Seattle Times

In a Wednesday editorial on the state’s loss of control of $40 million in federal Title 1 funding for low-income student programs, the Seattle Times strongly encourages lawmakers to bring Washington state into compliance with a federal requirement that student test scores be a considered factor in teacher evaluations. Doing so […]

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Governor proposes $2.3 billion education package, doesn’t fund I-1351 class size reduction

12/16/2014 - WashACE

More on the governor’s education budget from the Washington Research Council: Gov. Jay Inslee launched his extended budget rollout by focusing on education. This is, of course, the fun part of the rollout, talking about what the new spending will buy before having to get to the grit of new […]

WA Research Council: State budget must invest wisely in education: Yes to STEM, No to I-1351 Class Size Measure

12/15/2014 - WashACE

Today’s post from the WA Research Council: This week Gov. Jay Inslee rolls out his 2015-2017 budget proposals. Education funding will take center stage, driven by the state Supreme Court’s McCleary mandate and voter-approved (narrowly) class size reduction Initiative 1351. While I-1351, which adds $4.7 billion in new spending over the next four years, […]

WSDOT Report: Congested roadways could result in loss of 27,250 jobs and $3.3 billion in economic output

12/04/2014 - WashACE

A new study released by the Washington State Department of Transportation estimates that a projected 20-percent increase in road congestion will have a significant negative impact on jobs and economic activity in the state. According to the report, surveyed firms indicated that rising fuel and labor costs, new equipment and […]

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