Inslee’s budget calls for all-day kindergarten, teacher raises: Gov. Jay Inslee released highlights from his proposed education budget on Monday, calling for reduced class sizes in kindergarten through third grade, all-day public kindergarten, and cost-of-living raises for teachers. Inslee hailed his $2.3 billion proposal as “the biggest increase in basic education in a quarter-century.”
School district to investigate Garfield High field trip: Seattle Public Schools says it will investigate a recent Garfield High School overnight field trip during which male and female students shared sleeping areas while camping. Principal Ted Howard said the school has not received any reports of inappropriate activity.
WSU alumnus hailed as hero in Sydney hostage siege: Tori Johnson, who earned a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University in 2003, was one of two people killed in a hostage siege on Tuesday in Australia.