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State veterinary association recognizes Fain for animal advocacy
State veterinary association recognizes Fain for animal advocacy
For his work spearheading newly passed legislation to protect dogs from inhumane treatment, Sen. Joe Fain was recognized as the “Dr. Arnold C. Slater Legislator of the Year” by the Washington State Veterinary Medicine Association. “When you hug your dog tonight, tell it the story of Senator Joe Fain,” said...
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Fain named “Champion for Kids” for online public school advocacy
Fain named “Champion for Kids” for online public school advocacy
While much of the focus remains on public school students in traditional classroom settings, thousands also embrace alternative options including online learning, for which Sen. Joe Fain was recognized as a “Champion for Kids” by the Digital Public Schools Alliance. Fain continued his advocacy for students and families who utilize...
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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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