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January 28, 2013 at 1:31 PM

New bill in Olympia would give letter grade to schools, reward ‘A’ earners

This post has been updated to reflect a pending amendment to the bill and to include a comment from House education committee Chairwoman¬†Sharon Tomiko Santos. Republicans in the state Senate introduced a bill Monday morning that would assign a letter grade — A, B, C, D or F — to each public school based on the…

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November 6, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Charter school initiative has narrow lead in initial vote count

After three unsuccessful campaigns, the push to bring charter schools to Washington state holds a narrow lead in initial vote counts statewide but trails in King County. Backed with $10.8 million in donations, charter schools supporters argued Washington should join the 41 other states, saying the publicly funded, privately run schools can provide better options for…

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