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April 23, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Arne Duncan reaches decision on state’s waiver from No Child law

Federal education chief Arne Duncan has made his decision on whether to revoke Washington state’s waiver from many requirements of the federal education law known as No Child Left Behind. State officials would not confirm on Wednesday what that decision is, but over the last few weeks they have been telling school districts to prepare their budgets, assuming the U.S….

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August 26, 2013 at 11:13 AM

State test scores: About 90% of Class of 2013 students pass

Scores on Washington state’s exams in reading, writing, math and science remained essentially the same as a year ago, with some ups and downs, but few big ones. In releasing this year’s scores, Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn stressed that they have improved significantly over the past decade, but said that the year-over-year results were flat. The picture was…

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April 17, 2013 at 1:24 PM

About 3,700 seniors have yet to meet new math graduation requirement

This year is the first year that high-school seniors must pass a state math test or an alternative to graduate, and as of today, about 3,730 have yet to do so. Last month, that number stood at about 8,000, but about half of those students have since learned that they met the requirement by receiving a high enough…

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December 13, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Dorn wants to limit state’s graduation tests

Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn wants to continue to require Washington high-school students to pass just three exams to graduate, and urges state legislators to cancel plans that call for five such tests by 2015. Students  in the class of 2013 must pass exams in reading, writing, and one end-of-course test in math.  For the class…

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