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Education Benchmarks Show Mixed Results for Washington

February 25th, 2016

Yesterday’s update to the Benchmarks for a Better Washington shows that our state’s education system continues to produce mix results. Washington scores among the top 10 states in the nation in 8th grade math performance, ranking 7th overall. That success is tempered by the fact that just 39 percent of our students scored proficient or better on the nation’s math exam in 2015…. Read more

NEW: February 2016 Benchmarks for a Better Washington

February 24th, 2016

How does Washington rank on key issues like innovation, education, transportation, and business climate? Find out in the latest update to the Benchmarks for a Better Washington, released today by the Washington Roundtable. The Benchmarks that tells us exactly how Washington ranks on a set of 13 key data points, as compared to the other 49 states. Our goal? Make Washington a top 10… Read more

Parents, Students, Teachers Voice Support for Bill to Fix Public Charter Schools

February 19th, 2016

A large, passionate crowd — young and old — braved the weather on Friday to travel to Olympia in support of a bill to fix public charter schools in Washington state. An @Excel_WA parent making some final adjustments to her testimony, on her way to Olympia. #waleg #act4wastudents pic.twitter.com/bUHO8YeJ0A — ActNowForWAStudents (@ActNowForWA) February 19, 2016 MT @WA_Charters: Rain won’t keep @Excel_WA students from traveling… Read more

Senate, House Align on McCleary Timeline

February 17th, 2016

The Washington State House and Senate acted this week to advance a bill that sets out a timeline for addressing the Washington Supreme Court’s McCleary decision. The bill will now head to Governor Inslee’s desk. More from the Everett Herald: The proposal, which was approved Thursday in the House and Tuesday in the Senate, aims to finish the Legislature’s work on a Supreme Court order… Read more

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