House Passes Bill Aiming To Fix Education SystemDemocrats said earlier in the day that the Senate Republicans had issues with the bill that could prevent it from passing
Seattle Teachers Approve Labor Contract, Vote To End StrikeThe approval officially ended a weeklong strike that had delayed the start of school for 53,000 students
State Board Of Education Sets Lower Bar On Common Core TestsThe State Board of Education decided Wednesday to set a score below the college-ready level
Survey: High School Kids Say Pot Is Easy To Get, Not HarmfulWashington high school students who participated in a statewide survey say marijuana is easy to get and they do not perceive any risk from smoking pot once or twice.
Seattle School Board Votes Unanimously To Recognize 'Indigenous Peoples' Day' On Columbus DayThe Seattle School Board approved a resolution to recognize “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” on the same day as Columbus Day.
Washington Supreme Court Holds State In Contempt If lawmakers do not complete their plan for fixing the way the state pays for public schools by the end of that legislative session, the court promised to reconvene and impose sanctions and other remedial measures
Washington's First Charter School Prepares To Open First Place must show that it can help low income kids do as well or better academically than they would have at their neighborhood schools
Washington Loses Waiver On No Child Left BehindWashington state has become the first to lose its federal waiver for requirements of the No Child Left Behind education law
Judge To Decide Fate Of New Charter School Law A judge will soon decide whether the state's new charter school law is an innovative tool for educating Washington's children or violates the state Constitution's mandate for an equal education for all.
Feds Look Into Discipline Rates In Seattle SchoolsThe U.S. Department of Education is investigating the high rate at which black students are disciplined in Seattle Public Schools, a problem that has plagued the district for decades.
Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are HungryIn recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.
Hundreds Of Public Schools Offering Single-Sex ClassesIn 2002, only about a dozen schools were separating the sexes, according to the National Association for Single Sex Public Education, an advocacy group. Now, an estimated 500 public schools across the country offer some all-boy and all-girl classrooms.

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