Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos

Statement from Rep. Santos on NCLB rewrite

April 7, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Statement from Rep. Santos on NCLB rewrite

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 news today about a compromise agreement in the United States Senate to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. “While I haven’t had time to review the bill in great detail, I’m particularly pleased to hear that this compromise will … Continue reading

House approves two-year budget, invests billions in education

April 2, 2015

Washington House Democrats

House approves two-year budget, invests billions in education

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 step forward in solving the state’s budget challenges after several years of cuts. “We can either step up to the challenge, or lose the opportunity to help middle-class families that have suffered from seven years of cuts to services they … Continue reading

MEDIA ADVISORY: Closing the opportunity gap press conference

March 27, 2015

Washington House Democrats

MEDIA ADVISORY: Closing the opportunity gap press conference

OLYMPIA—Next Wednesday, Representatives Sharon Tomiko Santos (D-Seattle), Lillian Ortiz-Self (D-Mukilteo), Ruth Kagi (D-Seattle) and Brady Walkinshaw (D-Seattle) will hold a press conference on how the House Democratic operating budget helps close the opportunity gap by addressing the educational needs of all students from cradle to career. The event will be held in Seattle at El Centro de la Raza at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1. The legislators will be joined by other House Democrats, including lawmakers from the Members … Continue reading

Town Hall Meeting

March 10, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Town Hall Meeting

Members of Washington’s 37th Legislative District delegation will host a town-hall meeting on March 14 in Seattle. Sen. Pramila Jayapal and Reps. Sharon Tomiko Santos and Eric Pettigrew will be on hand to provide updates on the 2015 session, which is currently underway, and answer questions from residents about a variety of state issues of importance to the community. The event will be held from 9:00 – 11:00 AM at Rainier Valley Cultural Center – 3515 S Alaska St, Seattle, WA … Continue reading

Lawmakers to Seattle Public Schools: Something has to change

January 29, 2015

Reps. Sharon Tomiko Santos & Eric Pettigrew

Reps. Sharon Tomiko Santos (D-Seattle) and Eric Pettigrew (D-Seattle) introduced legislation, HB 1860 that would break up the Seattle School District into two districts starting with the 2018-19 school year. The bill will likely be referred to the House Education committee. It is tentatively scheduled for a public hearing the week of February 9. The following is a joint statement from Reps. Sharon Tomiko Santos and Eric Pettigrew, Democrats from Seattle representing the 37th Legislative District. We entered public service … Continue reading

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