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“Inside Olympia” — Sept. 14, 2017: Has the state met its “McCleary” obligation?

The 2017 Legislature approved a plan it contends meets the state’s constitutional obligation to fully fund K-12 public schools.

But the plaintiffs in the ongoing “McCleary” lawsuit say the state has not met that obligation, and are urging the WA Supreme Court to maintain jurisdiction in the case. … Continue reading “Inside Olympia” — Sept. 14, 2017: Has the state met its “McCleary” obligation?

“Inside Olympia” — Sept. 7, 2017: Dept. of Children, Youth and Families

The 2017 Legislature created a significant new state agency with a challenging mission: protecting and educating Washington’s children.

Why did lawmakers create the new Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families? Will the new agency succeed, and how will its success be measured?

We sit down with the first… Continue reading “Inside Olympia” — Sept. 7, 2017: Dept. of Children, Youth and Families

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