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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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State Supreme Court urged to force Legislative special session on education
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WA State Supreme Court Urged to Force Legislative Special Session on Funding

It's another first for any state in the union, but NOT the kind of distinction anyone wants.

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Glenn Beck book common core
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Common Core Part of Mid-Columbia Educational Seminar Coming in August

ESD 123, the "regional" school district that covers the Tri-Cities, is presenting a seminar in August that will include focus groups on Common Core.

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