Brett Davis

Brett Davis reports on Washington state government for The Center Square. He previously worked for public policy organizations the Freedom Foundation and Washington Farm Bureau, as well as various…

Org turns over 420K signatures for parents’ bill of rights initiative

(The Center Square) – Voter advocacy group Let’s Go Washington dropped off more than 420,000 signatures at the Secretary of State’s office in Tumwater on Tuesday afternoon to qualify … Read More

December 13, 2023
Public Education
Report: Most Washington colleges offer poor reading teacher training programs

(The Center Square) – Washington’s universities got the equivalent of a bad report card in a new study released by the National Council on Teacher Quality evaluating 700 teacher training… Read More

June 23, 2023
Gov. Inslee raises Pride flag at the Washington State Capitol campus

(The Center Square) – The Pride flag is now flying over the Washington State Capitol campus in Olympia. Several members of the LGBTQ community – as well as Sen. Emily… Read More

June 2, 2023
Public Education
Bill would cut WA classroom learning by four hours a week

(The Center Square) – A bill working its way through Washington state’s Legislature would redefine “instructional hours” to include time spent with non-teachers. The legislation comes at a time of… Read More

February 28, 2023
Public Education
Washington student learning loss prompts bill to add one week to school year

(The Center Square) – In response to student learning loss due to the closure of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, two Washington state lawmakers have put forward a bipartisan bill… Read More

January 25, 2023