The Daily Ed: September 26, 2012

Washington State Supreme Court hears arguments about two-thirds tax supermajority (The Oregonian)
The Washington Supreme Court heard LEV’s challenge to the Eyman two-thirds tax rule, I-1053, yesterday. Read LEV’s coverage and watch the proceedings here.

Editorial: Penguins resume march (The Columbian)
The editorial board for The Columbian says that growing enrollment in higher education programs in the area shows that, while times are still tough, progress is being made toward growth.

Candidates agree: Jobs, education top priority (The Everett Herald)
Candidates for 1st District representative, in the Bothell and Kirkland area, both agree that getting the state’s economy back on track to pay for education will be a priority for them if elected.

26th District candidates debate education, immigration (Kitsap Sun)
Both candidates for the 26th District House of Representatives position say education is a major issue for them, and funding it is essential to helping improve the state economy.

Pasco School Board OKs $46.4M bond for Nov. ballot (Tri-City Herald)
“The Pasco School Board agreed Tuesday to place a $46.4 million bond on the February ballot to pay for two new elementary schools, an early learning center and other construction projects.”

Marijuana legalization efforts focus on school funding aid (Education News)
For three states, including Washington, with marijuana legalization measures on the ballot this November, the hope is that the herb will solve several financial issues in government and potentially help fund education programs.

Rural states hunt for NCLB waivers (Education Week)
Rural states like West Virginia and North Dakota are the next in a wave of states to apply for waivers available from the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, but are using different strategies to meet the requirements of the waivers than more urban and earlier applying states.

Standards backers seek support of parents (Education Week)
Proponents of the Common Core standards are reaching out to parents to let them know what these new standards mean for their students and how they will improve schools.

Romney: No federal support for Common Core (Education Week)
“Mitt Romney told NBC’s Brian Williams today that he doesn’t think the federal government should provide support—financial or otherwise—for common standards, which have been adopted by forty-six states and the District of Columbia.”

Wednesday Bonus: 17 animals taking care of other animals
Your daily dose of cute, supplied by adorable interspecies intermingling.

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