Education Accountability

Tacoma News Tribune fact-checks the WEA ads Ad says Republican plan would hurt schools. We fact-check the claims BY MELISSA SANTOS msantos@thenewstribune.com   With rallies at the Capitol and ads on the radio, the statewide teachers union has been hammering Republicans’ plan to fix how Washington pays for public schools. But the union’s latest one-minute radio spot... Read More...
Senate approves Education Equality Act levy-cliff fix Late Wednesday evening, the Senate approved Senate Bill 5023, to address the so-called ‘levy cliff”, as part of a comprehensive solution to Washington’s education system. The Senate majority whip, Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, made the following statement following the near-unanimous vote. “I am pleased that we have been able... Read More...
Mount Vernon School District receives K-3 class-size reduction grant The Superintendent of Public Instruction recently announced 21 grant recipients for class-size reduction funds available as a result of legislation supported by Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor. Mount Vernon School District is slated to receive more than $8 million to expand classroom space and is planning to build two new elementary... Read More...