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State Board Of Education Sets Lower Bar On Common Core Tests

The State Board of Education decided Wednesday to set a score below the college-ready level

08/05/2015

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Survey: High School Kids Say Pot Is Easy To Get, Not Harmful

Washington 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.

CBS Seattle–03/12/2015

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Seattle School Board Votes Unanimously To Recognize ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’ On Columbus Day

The Seattle School Board approved a resolution to recognize “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” on the same day as Columbus Day.

10/03/2014

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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

CBS Seattle–09/11/2014

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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

CBS Seattle–09/01/2014

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Washington Loses Waiver On No Child Left Behind

Washington state has become the first to lose its federal waiver for requirements of the No Child Left Behind education law

CBS Seattle–04/24/2014

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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.

CBS Seattle–11/22/2013

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Feds Look Into Discipline Rates In Seattle Schools

The 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.

CBS Seattle–03/06/2013

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Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In 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.

09/26/2012

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Hundreds Of Public Schools Offering Single-Sex Classes

In 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.

07/08/2012

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