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State Supreme Court shares in blame for lack of school funding

It didn’t take long before the Legislature stopped its crowing about how it funded K-12 education and admitted that it was far from the mandates of the State Supreme Court for basic education. How is that? It starts with Stephanie

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Want to improve student outcomes? Start with adequate funding for basic education

When Washington’s Supreme Court found the state legislature “has not complied with it’s constitutional duty to make ample provision for the education of all children in Washington” (see McCleary vs. State of Washington), legislators gave the Washington State Institute of

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Educational Opportunity

Policy “plate tectonics”: Funding new investments in education

Plate tectonics aren’t particularly easy to see – but we can feel the results, which can literally move mountains. Such is the case with the debate over education funding in Washington State. The Daily News and the Columbian have editorials

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Early Learning, Educational Opportunity
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