Superintendent of Public Instruction
State schools chief Randy Dorn today asked legislative leaders to amend the voter-approved charter school law so his office rather than an independent commission oversees the publicly funded, privately run schools.
Date: 01/08/2013 | The Petri Dish
The number of students in Snohomish County who receive free and reduced-priced meals through the National School Lunch Program has steadily increased over the past five years in the majority of school districts.
Date: 11/25/2012 | Need to Know
OLYMPIA -- Washington is laying the groundwork for its first charter schools even as the head of the state's public school system looks to challenge the legality of the ballot measure that would allow...
Date: 11/16/2012 | Local News
Bill Gates and Alice Walton, two of the nation's biggest boosters of charter schools, have pumped $3.1 million into a campaign to legalize the alternative mode of schooling in Washington.
Date: 10/09/2012 | The Petri Dish
As expected, a bipartisan panel of lawmakers today told the state Supreme Court what it pretty much already knew of the efforts to increase state funding for public schools.
Date: 09/17/2012 | The Petri Dish
When it comes to charter schools, there are right ways and wrong ways of nurturing them to success.Washington's never had a way at all, though Initiative 1240 on the November ballot could provide it with one.
Date: 09/06/2012 | Local News
The Everett School District has hit a speed bump after years of steady increases in the number of on-time high school graduation rates.The district isn't alone. It's part of a statewide trend.
Date: 05/27/2012 | Local News