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April 2, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Teachers union apologizes to Democratic senator after doorbelling at his house

OLYMPIA — The Washington Education Association has apologized to state Sen. Steve Hobbs after the teacher of one of Hobbs’ sons left a negative flier at the senator’s house. The flier accused Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, of “ignoring his duty to reduce our kids’ crowded classrooms” and urged residents to contact him. A group of teachers knocked…

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April 2, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Education group poll: Voters support grading schools, adding money

A group pushing for changes in education has commissioned a poll showing public backing for moves it supports — a finding quickly rejected by opponents. For example, the poll found that 66 percent of Washington state voters support giving an A-F letter grade to schools “based on how well students are learning.” Only 29 percent opposed…

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