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
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.