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Washington state school director who bucked masking announces candidacy for governor

(The Center Square) – A Richland school board director fighting a recall effort has announced his candidacy for the 2024 Washington gubernatorial race. If elected,…

Washington school district nixes proposals to limit CRT, gender identity

(The Center Square) – The Mead School District has chosen not to move forward on proposals to ban Critical Race Theory instruction and gender studies…

Spokane-area school district explores limits on CRT, general identity lessons

(The Center Square) – The Mead School District will review proposals on Monday, Aug. 15, to exclude Critical Race Theory and gender identity lessons from…

Spokane council passes ‘divisive’ pro-abortion resolution

(The Center Square) – The Spokane City Council has approved a resolution that bars employees, including police officers, from assisting in investigations or the prosecution…

Benton County schools eye budget cuts following levy failures

(The Center Square) – Two school districts in Benton County, Washington, are looking at budget cuts after voters twice refused to renew operational levies that…

Schools reverse unmasking decisions, Spokane mayor joins chorus to end mandates

(The Center Square) — Within 10 days of flouting the requirement that students wear masks in class, three schools in Eastern Washington reversed course to…

Eastern Washington schools risk state funding loss by ending student mask mandate

(The Center Square) – The Colville and Kettle Falls school districts in Stevens County have removed student masks more than a month before the state…