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February 27, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Coalition files legal challenge to state charter-schools law

By Donna Gordon Blankinship The Associated Press A coalition of educators and community groups on Wednesday filed a legal challenge with the state attorney general, questioning the constitutionality of Washington’s new charter schools law. The three-page “legal demand” asks Attorney General Bob Ferguson to investigate seven constitutional issues with the law approved by voters in November. The coalition —…

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Comments | Topics: charter schools, El Centro de la Raza, League of Women Voters

June 28, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Education community welcomes new Superintendent Jose Banda

Dozens of school officials, community leaders and parents welcomed new superintendent Jose Banda to Seattle last night at a reception hosted by El Centro de la Raza. Some 300 people attended the free event, which included speeches and food from around the world. But the main attraction was Banda, who starts in Seattle this week after four…

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