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October 14, 2014 at 10:29 AM

New Poll: Class-size initiative has hefty lead

These are the kind of numbers everyone wants their campaign to have. Initiative 1351, a measure on the November ballot to increase school staffing and decrease class sizes of students, has a 42-point lead in a new Elway Poll released this morning. In the poll, 66 percent of those surveyed said they favored the measure, which would cost the…

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July 2, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Proponents of class-size initiative turn in signatures

Sponsors of an initiative to decrease Washington public school class sizes have turned in more than 325,000 signatures to the Washington secretary of state’s office. They expect they have plenty of signatures to qualify the proposal for the November ballot. Campaign manager Mary Howes says the volume of signatures shows voters feel large classes are unacceptable. Initiative 1351…

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