Published on March 31, 2016

OLYMPIA – After several attempts in recent years, a high-priority bill for House Democrats aimed at closing the educational opportunity gap was signed by Governor Inslee on Tuesday at Aki Kurose Middle School in Seattle. The opportunity gap refers to… READ MORE

Published on March 10, 2016

OLYMPIA – After several attempts in recent years, a high-priority bill for House Democrats aimed at closing the educational opportunity gap is heading to Governor Inslee for his signature. The opportunity gap refers to structural problems within the education system… READ MORE

Published on February 17, 2016

OLYMPIA – The House of Representatives passed another bill aimed at getting more qualified teachers into our classrooms to address the growing teacher crisis in Washington. HB 2573 would ramp up teacher recruitment efforts, encourage retired teachers to return to… READ MORE

Published on February 4, 2016

OLYMPIA – Not all students are the same. That point was clear today as the state House of Representatives approved a bill to close the education opportunity gap in Washington. The opportunity gap refers to structural problems within the education system… READ MORE

Published on December 9, 2015

Congress approved a rewrite to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act today. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law on Thursday. The following is a statement from Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos (D-Seattle), chair of the Washington State… READ MORE

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