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Opinion
Seattle Public Schools axes gifted learning over racial equity

If there was ever any doubt that “equity” was code for “worse education,” Seattle Public Schools has officially confirmed it. In its crusade to achieve racial equity, SPS is effectively… Read More

April 8, 2024
Legislation
Washington state enacts law forcing K-12 schools to teach LGBTQ history

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee reportedly signed a bill into law Monday mandating public schools to teach LGBT history starting next year. Guided by the… Read More

March 25, 2024
Legislation
Gov. Inslee signs pro-LGBTQ school curriculum bill into law

(The Center Square) â€“ Public schools in Washington state will be required to update curriculum to include LGBTQ histories and perspectives under a new law signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday. Read More

March 21, 2024
Legislation
Parents’ bill of rights initiative moves ahead in Washington State Legislature

(The Center Square) â€“ A “parents’ bill of rights” initiative to the Legislature passed out of two legislative committees in Olympia on Friday morning.  Initiative 2081 would require… Read More

March 4, 2024
Courts
Washington superintendent gets diversion agreement on misdemeanor charge for removing political signs opposing school bond 

A Washington state school superintendent is on paid administrative leave after being charged with defacing and removing political signs urging voters to oppose the district’s capital bond measure. Superintendent of… Read More

February 29, 2024
Public Education
Spokane-area schools reconsider how to spend money after voters turn down 5 costly bonds

(The Center Square) – Thirteen school districts in Spokane County saw 17 of 18 funding levies get approved by voters during Feb. 13 special elections. But five of those school… Read More

February 27, 2024
Legislation
WA Legislature passes bill giving state Superintendent final say in sex, gender and race curricula

(The Center Square) â€“ A bill that gives Washington state’s Superintendent of Public Instruction ultimate authority when it comes to school district materials on sex education and race- and gender-based teaching… Read More

February 26, 2024
Legislation
Bill mandating fentanyl education for students passes Washington state House

A bill requiring public schools to teach 7th and 9th grade students about the dangers of fentanyl has passed the Washington House of Representatives and heads to the Senate. The… Read More

February 16, 2024
Public Education
Levies passing for most Spokane-area schools, but bond proposals failing

(The Center Square) – Property tax levy proposals for 13 Spokane-area school districts are passing – some narrowly – but voters in five districts are rejecting long-term, multi-million-dollar bond proposals,… Read More

February 15, 2024
Legislation
Washington bill would restrict teachers from taking certain restraining measures against violent students

The Washington state Legislature is considering a bill that would limit the measures public school teachers can take to subdue unruly or violent students. HB 1479… Read More

February 13, 2024
Legislation
Bill tying school funding to controversial curriculum materials moves forward in Washington

(The Center Square) â€“ Legislation that would allow the Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction to cut state funding for certain school districts is moving ahead in the form of … Read More

February 8, 2024
Culture
Docs reveal VA hospital’s plan to ramp up sex change surgeries, double down on gender ideology

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facility in Seattle, Washington requested more than half a million dollars in fiscal year 2023 to build and staff a… Read More

January 29, 2024
Legislation
Washington bill would require a convicted sex offender serve on state policy board

(The Center Square) â€“ A Washington bill would require a convicted sex offender be among the members of the State Sex Offender Policy Board, which would also be renamed “Sex Offense… Read More

January 24, 2024
Legislation
Washington legislation would ban student cell phones in most cases

(The Center Square) â€“ Some Washington public school districts have already done it, but a bill being considered in Olympia this week would ban cell phones  for students during the school day… Read More

January 23, 2024
Legislation
Washington Senate passes bill mandating LGBT curricula in public schools

A Washington state bill to mandate “inclusive,” DEI-inspired school curricula has been passed by the Senate, even though opponents believe it will drive more parents away from public schools. SB 5462,… Read More

January 22, 2024
Public Education
Washington official certifies student parent rights initiative, sends to Legislature

(The Center Square) – The Washington Secretary of State’s Office has formally certified Initiative 2081, which would give parents of public school students the right to review educational and health material and… Read More

January 19, 2024
Legislation
‘Build a better case,’ say critics of bill to lower Washington’s school bond election threshold

(The Center Square) – Some lawmakers in Washington state want to lower the bar to pass school bonds in elections. House Bill 1843 proposes an amendment to… Read More

January 17, 2024
Legislation
Charter school supporters again asking Washington lawmakers for equal funding

(The Center Square) – Washington’s 18 public charter schools say they’re getting a raw deal when it comes to education funding. That’s the argument behind legislation to allow charter schools… Read More

January 16, 2024
Public Education
Seattle Public Schools receiving $1.75M in settlement with e-cigarette company JUUL

(The Center Square) – Seattle Public Schools is set to receive $1.75 million through 2027 in settlements after a four year legal battle with the electronic cigarette company JUUL Labs. Read More

December 20, 2023
Public Education
Seattle mom angry after child failed school quiz for saying men can’t get pregnant

A Washington state mom is upset with Seattle Public Schools (SPS) after her child was marked down for giving the correct, scientific answers in an Ethnic Studies quiz. The quiz… Read More

December 12, 2023