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... Read More...
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,... Read More...
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... Read More...
Improved care for drug-exposed infants in Washington Babies exposed to drugs in the womb face unique health challenges including withdrawal, tremors, and seizures. Caregivers recognize the benefits of specialized care that can be provided outside a traditional hospital setting. Under legislation sponsored by Kent Senators Joe Fain and Karen Keiser, which was signed into law Wednesday, Washington... Read More...
Increased protections for victims of sexual assault signed into law Legal protections will be available to more victims of sexual assault under legislation sponsored by Sen. Joe Fain, which was today signed into law by the governor. The new law allows courts to make civil protection orders permanent, instead of the current maximum of two years, and reduces burdens to... Read More...
Miss Auburn scholarship winners visit Capitol Winners of this year’s Miss Auburn Scholarship Program recently made the trip to Olympia to visit the Capitol campus as guests of Auburn Sen. Joe Fain. Miss Auburn Heather Haggin and Miss Auburn Outstanding Teen Elizabeth Enz maintained a recent tradition of heading to Olympia to learn more about state... Read More...
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