The Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee heard yet another education reform bill this morning, this time one that would create bonuses for math, science and special education teachers working in middle schools and high schools. Proposed by State Sen. Mike Carrell, R-Lakewood, Senate Bill 5278 would offer bonuses to teachers deemed “experts” by the…More
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This week, the state House and Senate will discuss a wide variety of bills, ranging from the ever-present topic of education reform to the hot-button issue of gun control. Monday,, the House Finance Committee will begin to tackle the financial implications of the McCleary decision made last year by the Washington Supreme Court. The Joint Task…More
OLYMPIA — A state Senate committee heard testimony Wednesday about a trio of bills that would shake up public education in Washington state. The bills, a mix of specific policies and broader accountability measures, were the first significant education measures introduced this session by Republican lawmakers, who — for the first time in many years — control…More