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Senate OKs Wide-Ranging Education Reform Bill

The Senate has approved a measure that makes a variety of changes in the state’s education system, including an enhanced focus on young students who are reading below grade level and development of rules on how to handle student discipline.

CBS Seattle–06/14/2013

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Thousands May Not Graduate Because Of State Math Test

Thousands of high school students in Washington’s Class of 2013 don’t know yet if they will get a diploma later this spring because they have not yet met the state’s newest graduation requirement: a math exam.

CBS Seattle–04/14/2013

Screen capture of Washington state Senator Barbara Bailey. (Credit: senatorbarbarabailey.com/)

Key Wash. Pol: Funds Lacking For State ‘Dream Act’

A key Washington state lawmaker wrote in a Friday editorial that state funds are too scarce to extend need-based college aid to illegal immigrants, dimming the prospects of the measure supporters call the Washington Dream Act.

03/29/2013

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Middle School Calls Off Zombie Survival Class Over Student Safety Concerns

A zombie survival course previously offered at Armand Larive Middle School has been canceled amid concerns for student safety.

03/27/2013

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Best Resources For Homeschool Families In Seattle

These organizations offer resources, support and ideas for Seattle parents who have chosen to education their children at home.

01/18/2013

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Gregoire Makes Final Speech, Tells Olympia To Preserve Education And Transportation

In her final speech before she leaves office, Gov. Chris Gregoire on Tuesday urged the Legislature to focus on education and transportation in the coming months of the new legislative session that started this week.

CBS Seattle–01/15/2013

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Gregoire Proposes New Gum, Soda and Gas Tax for Education

Washington’s Gov. Chris Gregoire has proposed higher taxes on gas, soda, candy and gum in order to avoid more government cuts and to help fund education in response to a court order.

12/19/2012

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Enrollment Growth Slows At Oregon Universities

Enrollment in Oregon’s public universities has hit an all-time high, but the growth rate has slowed after four years of spikes.

CBS Seattle–11/08/2012

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Enrollment Up At State Universities Despite Sluggish Economy

Enrollment is up at half of Washington’s four-year public universities this fall, with 350 more students at Washington State University’s four campuses, almost 800 more students at UW’s three campuses and a jump of 450 at Eastern Washington University.

CBS Seattle–10/23/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Square Off Over Education and Energy

Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?

10/12/2012

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