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Legislature to release school funding update
Legislature to release school funding update (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)
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Update Coming on Legislative Efforts to Fund Washington Schools

In 2012, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled the way the state legislature funded education was "unconstitutional."  This became known as the McCleary Decision. Again this year, the legislature must provide a "progress report" to the Court - it's expected next week.

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By 2017 middle and high schools will have special suspension rooms
By 2017 middle and high schools will have special suspension rooms (Kennewick School District)
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Kennewick School District Plans to Build “Suspension Rooms” – Instead of Expulsions

Over the next two years, Kennewick school district officials plan to spend over $200,000 to create what will be called in-school suspension rooms;  fewer kids will be sent home for behavioral or conduct infractions. (Pictured is Kamiakin High School).

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I-1351 could cost taxpayers money in the long run
I-1351 could cost taxpayers money in the long run (Townsquare media image)
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I-1351 Passing As of Friday – Will Cost New Teachers, Maybe Taxpayers, Money

According to the latest information from the Washington Secretary of State's Office,  the controversial measure that would limit class sizes in our state is passing by about 3,200 votes.

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Group says I-1351 won't help school performance issues
Group says I-1351 won't help school performance issues (Townsquare media image)
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I-1351 Will Not Reduce Class Sizes, Says Washington Policy Group

With all the discussion of the two gun measures on the November ballot, and the 4th. District Congressional Race,  this initiative isn't getting a large amount of attention.  But one notable group says it won't fulfill it's purpose.

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Kennewick school bus
Kennewick school bus (Townsquare media image)
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Tri-City, WA Schools Now Feeling Impact of Lost “No Child” Waiver

Now that schools are in full swing,  numerous reports are showing most Washington state school districts are being hurt by the state losing it's "No Child Left Behind" waiver earlier this year.

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State Supreme Court could "redo" the budget?
State Supreme Court could "redo" the budget? (Washington.gov)
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State Supreme Court Holds Legislature in Contempt for Education Budget

Thursday, the Washington State Supreme Court, according to many critics, overstepped itself in holding the Legislature in 'contempt' for failing to live up to educational spending standards.

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Guess who someday will control everything your child is taught?
Guess who someday will control everything your child is taught? (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Common Core Nothing New — Concept Dates Back 100 Years

The term Progressive Education probably doesn't ring a bell,  but it's been quietly pushed since the last 1800's...now, it's called Common Core.

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Inslee wants to tax bottled water now
Inslee wants to tax bottled water now (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee Wants to Tax Your Bottled Water for Schools

In a move destined to make him even less popular with business owners and the private sector,  Inslee wants to eliminate even more tax breaks.  And one of them would affect the bottled water we all buy at the store.

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Mid-Columbia Schools fall short of No Child Left Behind standards
Mid-Columbia Schools fall short of No Child Left Behind standards (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Tri-City, Walla Walla Schools Fall Short of Federal Academic Requirements

Thousands of students will be receiving letters in the mail saying Washington state has failed to meet the academic standards of the No Child Left Behind program.

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Educational Conference this week at Three Rivers Convention Center
Educational Conference this week at Three Rivers Convention Center (visittri-cities.com)
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Tri Cities Education Conference Begins Today – Includes Common Core Sessions

Educational Service District (ESD) 123 kicks off the Starting Strong conference Monday at Three Rivers Convention Center.

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