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Improved teacher certification process goes online ahead of 2017 school year
Improved teacher certification process goes online ahead of 2017 school year
While much of this year’s attention on Washington’s education system focused on historic investments for public schools, lawmakers also streamlined the process for earning and maintaining teaching credentials. Updating the current system was done to ensure high-quality teachers would enter and remain in the classrooms, according to Sen. Joe Fain,...
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Gang prevention funding included in new state budget to improve public safety Gang prevention funding included in new state budget to improve public safety
With a rise in violent gang activity in South King County over the last year, state lawmakers sought and secured funding in the new state budget to help prevent street gangs, especially among young people. Sen. Joe Fain of Auburn and Reps. Tina Orwall of Des Moines and Eric Pettigrew...
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Paid Family Leave in Washington State Paid Family Leave in Washington State
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Agreement reached on testing requirements for high school graduation
Agreement reached on testing requirements for high school graduation
Students in the high school graduating class of 2017 who did not pass state-required standardized assessments will be able to get their diploma if a new bill announced today is approved by the full Legislature. The compromise plan comes after education leaders in the state House of Representatives and Senate...
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