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March 15, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Senator: Charter school veto promise "unfortunate," referendum possible

State Sen. Rodney Tom expressed frustration tonight at the pledge by Gov. Chris Gregoire, a fellow Democrat, to veto any bill that authorizes charter schools in Washington state. Tom, D-Bellevue, is one of three senators who have broken with their party to endorse a budget plan advanced by the minority Republicans. A proposal unveiled by them…

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Comments | More in Education, Government | Topics: charter schools, Chris Gregoire, GOP budget

January 12, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Lawmakers propose charter schools, revamped teacher evaluations

A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a pair of education reform bills Thursday which are sure to set off intense debate in the Legislature this session. The bills, if passed, would allow a limited number of charter schools into the state and continue an overhaul of the way public school teachers and principals are evaluated. Charters are…

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Comments | More in Education, Government | Topics: charter schools, education reform, Eric Pettigrew

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