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

Published on November 23, 2015

OLYMPIA – Today a group of 18 House Democrats sent a letter to Governor Inslee commending his leadership in the potential resettlement of thousands of families and orphans from war-torn Syria. The letter also comes as a response to a… READ MORE

Published on April 7, 2015

The following is a statement from Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos (D-Seattle), chair of the House Education committee, on the tentative agreement reached between U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander on the No Child Left Behind rewrite: “I welcome the… READ MORE

Published on April 2, 2015

OLYMPIA – The House of Representatives approved a two-year operating budget today that invests an additional $3.2 billion in K-12 education and makes significant investments in early learning, higher education, and the safety net. The House proposal takes a significant… READ MORE

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