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Are Washington Schools Protected From Earthquakes? New Report Says 'No'A Seattle Times report finds more than 380,000 students in Washington state live in earthquake-prone areas and attend schools built before seismic construction standards were adopted statewide
Gov. Inslee Plans To Sign 2 Education Bills In SeattleHouse Bill 1999 tells education and child welfare agencies to work together to help foster kids get a better education
Senate Passes House Bill On Closing Achievement GapWashington state has one of the largest achievement or opportunity gap in the nation
Senate Budget Seeks Money For Mental Health, Charter Schools, Wildfire Damage RepairMany Senate Republicans have prioritized saving the state's charter school system, which was ruled unconstitutional last year by the state Supreme Court
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
House Passes Testing Reform, Change In Grad RequirementsThe state House of Representatives on Thursday passed an updated version of a bill that would temporarily eliminate the need to pass a science test for graduation, but as previously, it is likely to stall in the Senate.
Tacoma: 'Dropout Factories' To Record GraduationImprovement was seen at every high school and in every ethnic group, with the biggest increases among low-income and minority students
Two More Charter Schools Likely To Get Approval The schools expected to be approved at a meeting next week of the Charter School Commission in Yakima are a Green Dot middle and high school in Seattle and an elementary school in Sunnyside in Central Washington
Washington High Court Hearing About School Funding A group pushing for increased funding for Washington public schools plans a rally Wednesday in Olympia before the state Supreme Court hears why lawmakers haven't done more
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
Class Size Ballot Measure Has Raised $630,000Most of the money is from the Washington Education Association, the statewide teachers union
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

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