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April 13, 2012 at 11:55 AM

One-time gifts from Legislature to Seattle schools: $11.4 million

Remember that $3 million gift to Seattle Public Schools that earned headlines in February after showing up in the state House’s proposed budget in early February? It turns out that most of that money made it into┬áthe Legislature’s final budget, and was joined by an additional $9.4 million allocation for Seattle school construction projects. In all,…

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Comments | More in Education, Government | Topics: budget, David Frockt, Eric Pettigrew

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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