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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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Is Washington state's spending blitz helping education?
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Does Increased Spending Make for Better Education? New Studies Say No

You've probably heard about Gov. Jay Inslee's proposal to tax bottled water and close loopholes to raise $200 million for education. Is throwing money at a situation going to make it better?

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Finley school district
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Finley Schools to Run Levy in February, Will Help Underfunded Programs

By a unanimous vote the Finley School Board will be placing a two-year maintenance and operations (M&O) levy on the February 11th 2014 ballot.

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Obamacare could force Bristol Virginia to use temp agency for teachers
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Obamacare Could Force School District to Hire Substitutes from Temp Agency!

Good thing THIS Tri-Cities isn't here in Washington state, it's in Virginia.

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