Rep. Chris Reykdal

Reykdal: Teachers and state employees deserve raise before lawmakers

May 14, 2015

Rep. Chris Reykdal

OLYMPIA – State Representative Chris Reykdal (D-Tumwater) announced that he will donate to charity any cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) provided to Legislators in excess of the COLA provided to teachers, state employees, long-term care workers, and other state collectively bargained agreements. “I deeply respect the individual decision each lawmaker will make regarding their COLA,” Reykdal said. “These are friends and fellow public servants. They often live away from their families and their communities for several months in order to serve in … Continue reading

Statement from Rep. Chris Reykdal on No Child Left Behind compromise

April 8, 2015

Rep. Chris Reykdal

Statement from Rep. Chris Reykdal on No Child Left Behind compromise

Rep. Chris Reykdal (D-Tumwater), vice chair of the House Education committee, issued the following statement on the compromise deal reached in the U.S. Senate on the No Child Left Behind fix. “Today is a great day for Washington’s one million school kids. After years of waivers and temporary fixes to the many problems created by No Child Left Behind, Congress appears to be on the right track in adopting commonsense solutions that move our nation, and Washington state, forward on … Continue reading

Dual credit opportunity expansion wins House support

March 10, 2015

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Dual credit opportunity expansion wins House support

OLYMPIA – Students would have more opportunities to receive college credit while attending high school under a proposal approved by the House of Representatives today. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Chris Reykdal (D-Tumwater) passed the House 53-45. “Providing more access and opportunity to higher education is one of the best investments we can make for our students,” said Reykdal. “Right now, too many students aren’t given a fair chance at those opportunities, but it doesn’t have to be this way. … Continue reading

Less support for higher ed hurts students

January 7, 2015

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Less support for higher ed hurts students

Originally published in the Everett Herald, January 7, 2015. The U.S. student loan debt is almost $1.3 trillion. That’s trillion with a “T”! Students and families from Washington state own at least $18.3 billion of that debt, with $1.4 billion in additional borrowing last year alone. Graduates are facing the toughest job market in decades and they are doing it with unprecedented student loan debt. Over 771,000 Washingtonians now hold student loans. It’s time we address this bubble before it … Continue reading

Reykdal to serve as vice chair of House Education Committee

December 11, 2014

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Reykdal to serve as vice chair of House Education Committee

Rep. Chris Reykdal (D-Tumwater) was selected by his peers in the House Democratic Caucus to serve as vice-chair of the House Education Committee this week. The Education Committee consider bills dealing with K-12 education policies like high school graduation requirements, dual-credit coursework, and closing the opportunity gap. “I’m excited to serve in this new position,” said Reykdal. “Our state has an enormous challenge ahead of us. A major overhaul of our revenue system is long overdue if we want to … Continue reading

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