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Education Lab is a project to spark meaningful conversations about education solutions in the Pacific Northwest.

November 5, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Election round-up: I-1351 too close to call, city-sponsored preschool wins big

Class-size initiative too close to call: State initiative 1351 was too close to call after first-day returns Tuesday evening, with 49.4 percent voting yes and 50.6 percent voting no. About half of expected ballots are still being counted; the next round of results will come out later this afternoon.

City-backed preschool wins big: Seattle voters gave overwhelming support to early learning on Tuesday, with approximately 65 percent responding “yes” to the ballot question asking whether they support one of two preschool measures on the ballot. Out of the two options, 67.2 percent of voters selected Proposition 1B, which calls for a $58-million property tax levy to fund subsidized preschool, over the union-backed Proposition 1A.

Highline School District bond falling short (B-Town Blog): Early returns from the Highline School District show 56.7 percent of voters supporting a bond measure to build new schools and renovate or replace existing ones. The measure needs a 60 percent majority to pass.

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