Published on June 27, 2017

OLYMPIA – Thousands of high school seniors received renewed hope for brighter futures today with the passage of HB 2224 by the House of Representatives. After weeks of negotiations with the Senate, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers reached a compromise,… READ MORE

Published on June 22, 2017

Agreement reached on testing requirements for high school graduation OLYMPIA, Wash. – Students in the high school graduating class of 2017 who did not pass state-required standardized assessments will be able to get their diploma if a new bill announced… READ MORE

Published on May 30, 2017

OLYMPIA – Democratic and Republican lawmakers in the Washington state House of Representatives are once again calling for immediate approval of HB 1046, which would delink high-stakes standardized tests as a requirement for students to earn a diploma. Nearly 16,000… READ MORE

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

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