Whenever the house goes quiet, the hair on the back of my neck goes up and my Spidey senses ask: what are they up to? In my case, “they” would be the neighborhood boys who congregate in the basement. In the context of the legislature, it’s, well… the legislature. It might seem like all’s quiet on the western front, but we know better.
Some news to get you caught up:
- McCleary roundup: As session drags on, school districts sweat
- So goes the special session in Olympia: Lawmakers are redoing work they’ve already done
- Arizona schools to sue state over funding – again
- Opinion: Who’s failing? It’s the system, not the schools
- Inslee signs bill allowing sunscreen in schools
- Which tests should students have to pass to graduate? Some lawmakers say none
A few stories for Teacher Appreciation Week:
- Washington state learning new ways to attract teachers
- We asked the newsroom which teachers they’ve changed their minds about
- How two local colleges are fast tracking teacher training
Other morsels to chew on:
- Hey kids, salt stays and grains go in school meals
- How to prepare for an automated future
- Stephen Hawking says we have 100 years to colonize a new planet—or die. Could we do it?
And finally, a couple items we’ve been working on here at LEV:
- TVW Inside Olympia: Washington Education Association President Kim Mead and League of Education Voters CEO Chris Korsmo on the best way to improve education in Washington
- LEV House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan podcast interview
Until the quiet ends, thanks for all you do on behalf of Washington’s kids. And Happy Cinco de Mayo.
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