LEV in the News

This is a sampling of press mentions of the League of Education Voters.

Seattle PI: Connelly: An Olympian impasse; Legislature after 193 days can’t pass capital budget (July 20, 2017)

The News Tribune: What teachers and students get out of the state’s school overhaul (July 14, 2017)

KUOW: Has the legislature fully funded education yet? Maybe. It’s complicated (July 4, 2017)

The Olympian: Public school funding should be based on students, not adults. Period. (June 27, 2017)

Seattle Times: What Washington can learn from Oregon on K-12 spending (June 12, 2017)

Seattle Times: In fight over Washington’s school funding, some want big change in who gets how much — but is it too late? (May 28, 2017)

The News Tribune: Ad says Republican plan would hurt schools. We fact-check the claims (May 27, 2017)

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 (May 4, 2017)

The Olympian: Are local school district levies unconstitutional? What the state Supreme Court has to say (April 16, 2017)

The Olympian: K-12 budget needs help for struggling students (April 1, 2017)

Seattle Times: Funding K-12: solutions to help every child (March 31, 2017)

Everett Herald: Editorial: Reason for hope on school funding agreement (March 12, 2017)

Spokesman-Review: Students would benefit from smarter funding (March 12, 2017)

Seattle Times: Education Reform: The Seattle Times editorial board tracks the Legislature’s progress to full funding (February 26, 2017)

Journal of Business: Tackling workforce education in Spokane (February 16, 2017)

Seattle Times: Will rich districts suffer under McCleary school-funding fix? (January 30, 2017)

Seattle Times: Politics podcast: Seattle’s apartment boom and the Legislature’s big task, on The Overcast (January 6, 2017)

Seattle Times: Coalition: State needs to fund education ‘Cradle Through College’ (December 20, 2016)

Everett Herald: Anticipation grows over Inslee’s pending plan to fund schools (December 7, 2016)

Real Change: Community organizations want more time, outreach for education package (November 30, 2016)

The News Tribune: Could brain drain at state Capitol delay court-ordered school-funding fix? (November 18, 2016)

TVW: League of Education Voters McCleary Presentation (November 18, 2016)

The Lens: Making K-12 Investments Count, In Washington (November 7, 2016)

Renton Reporter: Senate candidate square off at forum at RTC (October 19, 2016)

Inlander: The two candidates for state schools chief differ in their approach to education issues (October 6, 2016)

Seattle Times: Inslee on education funding: What governor has — and hasn’t — accomplished (October 1, 2016)

Seattle Times: Seattle mayor names first cabinet-level director of homelessness (August 23, 2016)

South Seattle Emerald: South End Community Vets Potential Superintendents at OSPI Forum (July 20, 2016)

Tri-City Herald: State superintendent candidate forum in Pasco on July 25 (July 17, 2016)

Seattle PI: Municipal League boosts Darcy Burner’s opponents (July 12, 2016)

The 74: 3 Ways Washington State Leads the Nation for English Language Learners (June 7, 2016)

Seattle Times: Don’t ‘lead with the price’: Calls for vision as well as dollars at Education Lab’s school funding event (June 2, 2016)

Seattle Times: League of Education Voters endorses Gov. Jay Inslee re-election (May 27, 2016)

Puget Sound Business Journal Op-ed: Washington’s community, technical colleges can bridge the skills gap (April 15, 2016)

Seattle Times Op-ed: Ease overcrowded classrooms and pass school bond measure (April 14, 2016)

Cascadia Advocate: Washington State Supreme Court to hear oral argument in Lee v. State tomorrow morning (March 14, 2016)

The Lens: A “Fail” For Washington On At-Risk K-12 Students; But There Are Fixes (March 4, 2016)

Seattle Times Op-ed: Fix funding shortfall for hands-on vocational learning (March 1, 2016)

WA State Wire: Lawmakers Seek to Fix Washington’s Ailing Education System (February 16, 2016)

North County Outlook: School Levies – Supporting students, families and community (February 3, 2016)

Seattle PI: Charter schools: Tricky, dangerous issue for Gov. Jay Inslee (February 2, 2016)

Inside Philanthropy: Meet Nick Hanauer, A Wealthy Tech Guy With Plenty of Ideas (January 26, 2016)

iHeart Media Seattle – KJR FM, KBKS FM, KUBE FM, KJR AM, KKBW FM, KYNW FM: The Connection (January 17, 2016)

Politico: Morning Education – A Daily Overview of Education Policy News (December 22, 2015)

Spokesman-Review: State charter school organization forms PAC (December 18, 2015)

Seattle Times: Charter school advocates raise PAC money (December 18, 2015)

Everett Herald: ‘Selma to Snohomish’ begins with movie ‘Selma’  (October 2, 2015)

The Olympian: Washington’s charter schools: Officials can’t agree on how to save them (September 12, 2015)

Seattle Times: Fix public-school financing and end district inequities (September 6, 2015)

Education Week: Wash. state lawmakers face hard choice on K–12 finance (August 26, 2015)

The Olympian: Even big fine is unlikely to uncork logjam on school funding, lawmakers say (August 15, 2015)

KIRO 7: Leaders to meet Monday on state’s daily $100K education fines (August 13, 2015)

Seattle Times: Supreme Court fines state $100,000 a day over school funding (August 13, 2015)

Seattle Times: Tim Eyman’s latest measure qualifies for ballot (July 29, 2015)

Seattle Times: Message to state Supreme Court: Be bold on education-funding fix (July 26, 2015)

The Olympian: At the Legislature, Balloonicorn continues annual tradition (July 8, 2015)

KPLU: State Schools Chief: ‘This Budget is Not Constitutional’ (June 30, 2015)

Seattle Times: Legislature OKs new budget with rare tuition cuts and pay raises for teachers (June 30, 2015)

Education Week: Washington state lawmakers clash on K–12 funding (May 12, 2015)

Seattle Times: State in ‘weird place’ trying to alter reliance on school levies (May 10, 2015)

Seattle Times: Wildly varying teacher salaries part of state budget debate (May 9, 2015)

Washington State Wire: Op-ed by Chris Korsmo, CEO of the League of Education Voters (May 1, 2015)

The News Tribune: State AG to to update high court Monday on education funding progress (April 22, 2015)

Seattle Times: Amid flurry of ideas to fund schools, will lawmakers reduce local tax levies? (April 15, 2015)

PIE Network: Engaging the community (April 6, 2015)

Spokesman Review Op-ed: Education key, but state funds lag (March 21, 2015)

Education Week: As achievement lags among advanced students of color, AP potential works to address gap (March 18, 2015)

Washington State Wire: Meeting McCleary and Improving Schools: Only a Matter of Dollars and Cents? (February 25, 2015)

KPLU: School eye exams don’t identify all who need glasses, education advocates say (February 24, 2015)

Olympian: State-funded raises for teachers would cost school districts, too (February 22, 2015)

Puget Sound Business Journal: ‘Basic education’ includes some college (January 30, 2015)

Seattle Times: On the agenda: free conference to help parents speak up for kids (January 20, 2015)

Seattle Channel: City Inside/Out: McCleary Mandate (January 16, 2015)

The News Tribune: A possible ‘McCleary’ for higher education? (January 15, 2014)

FiveThirtyEight: Should states spend billions to reduce class sizes? (December 11, 2014)

Northwest Public Radio: Initiative 1351 brings uncertainty to underfunded public schools (December 1, 2014)

KOMO: Class-size initiative barely passing as last votes counted (November 10, 2014)

KPLU: Class-size initiative too close to call, early returns show (November 4, 2014)

Seattle Times: Voters split on cost, benefits on shrinking class size (November 4, 2014)

Seattle Times: Vote no on I-1351, which would prevent investment in teachers (October 11, 2014)

Seattle Times: New graduation rules will help all parents get more involved (September 25, 2014)

KIRO 7: Unprecedented contempt ruling over education money (September 11, 2014)

TVW Inside Olympia: Discussing education funding and reform with Chris Korsmo and Dave Powell (September 11, 2014)