State Supreme Court will hear super-majority appeal (Spokesman Review)
The Washington state Supreme Court will hear an appeal of a challenge to I-1053 (brought by LEV, the WEA, and legislators). Attorney General Rob McKenna’s request a stay of the judgment was also denied.
La. Gov. Jindal boosts charter schools, McKenna (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal visits Washington to support gubernatorial candidate Rob Mckenna. Both support charter schools, disagree on vouchers.
Tukwila School Board supports Road Map Project’s achievement goal (Tukwila Reporter)
“The Tukwila School Board has passed a resolution supporting the Road Map Project’s goal of dramatically improving student achievement from cradle to college and career in South Seattle and South King County.” LEV actively supports the Road Map Project.
No break for schools chief (Spokesman Review)
New Spokane Superintendent Shelley Redinger is making the rounds.
Kids’ summer workshops in Point Roberts focus on STEM (Bellingham Herald)
The Digivations Institute in Point Roberts is offering two workshops to help get kids excited about STEM.
Number of college grads drops in Washington, 14 other states; recession blamed (Seattle Times)
Raises in tuition and less state aid has led to Washington producing less college graduates, according to this report.
Read our blog post on the issue here.
Friday the 13th Bonus: Oz The Great and Powerful — Official Disney Trailer