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Superintendent of Public Instruction

Lawmakers to try again for education funding fix

OLYMPIA — Lawmakers begin wrangling this week on how to legally fund public schools knowing the state Supreme Court can close campuses if they don’t get it right.

Date: 04/19/2016 | Local News

A passion for technology

Haeley Johnston plans a career in a STEM field

Date: 03/28/2016 | Local News

Superintendent of schools, Randy Dorn, mulling run for governor

SEATTLE — Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn said Monday he will decide in the next month whether he’s going to run an independent campaign for Washington governor.

Date: 03/14/2016 | Northwest

Stop-gap measures needed with I.O.U.

"I.O.U. one comprehensive plan for amply funding basic education and ending reliance on local school levies to provide a significant portion of teacher and other school staff salaries."Earlier this week, the

Date: 01/27/2016 | Editorials

Proposal would make charter schools accountable to voters

Since the start of the school year, the estimated 1,300 students enrolled in nine K-12 charter schools across the state have lived with the uncertainty of where they will attend school after this year.As schools prepared to open in September, the state Supreme Court, in a...

Date: 01/07/2016 | Editorials

Putting more in caps and gowns

"Pomp and Circumstance" and the caps and gowns are still five months away, but more seniors in Everett and other school districts in Snohomish County should expect to get their diplomas this June, if the graduation trends of the last five years continue.State...

Date: 01/03/2016 | Editorials

School-security smartphone apps go live in Everett, Monroe

EVERETT — As shootings and violence plague classrooms and capture headlines here and across the country, new technology is beefing up security at schools. The Everett and Monroe school districts are

Date: 11/12/2015 | Local News

Don’t lower bar set by new tests

Not taking a test tends to bring down your score.That's one of the takeaways from this week's release of results of the state's Smarter Balanced tests for students in third through eighth grades and...

Date: 08/20/2015 | Editorials

Good start for state’s new tests

School's out, but the test results for the state's new Smarter Balanced Assessment for students in the third through eighth grades and high school juniors are coming in.Supporters and detractors of the new testing regimen will likely argue over what the numbers mean, but...

Date: 07/05/2015 | Editorials

A summer of special sessions?

Remember those heady days earlier this month when — word was — state House and Senate budget negotiators had struck a tentative deal on the size of the state budget and a conclusion to the second special session might be just days away? That we might avoid a costly and...

Date: 06/14/2015 | Editorials

7 steps for reform

How Legislature can solve the education funding mess

Date: 05/10/2015 | Commentary

Culture in the curriculum

Schools to integrate native traditions

Date: 05/04/2015 | Local News

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