TVW Update

TVW Update

“The Impact” – Vaccine Mandate Debate  

This week on “The Impact”:  OSPI Chris Reykdal and Rep. Alex Ybarra (R-Quincy) debate vaccine mandates, COVID safety measures, and the new school year.

With the start of school the clock is ticking for teachers and state employees to get fully vaccinated or risk losing their jobs. On August 9th… Continue reading “The Impact” – Vaccine Mandate Debate  

Students press for access to more open ed resources to keep down cost of textbooks

On a day deemed “textbooks day,” four new bills addressing increasing costs of education materials were discussed at the House Committee on Higher Education hearing on Friday. Continue reading Students press for access to more open ed resources to keep down cost of textbooks

Prefiled bills: Charter schools, ‘Redskins’ mascot, abortion funding and fireworks ban

With the legislative session beginning Monday, more than 70 bills have been prefiled in the House and Senate on topics ranging from public health to mascots. Here are some highlights so far. Continue reading Prefiled bills: Charter schools, ‘Redskins’ mascot, abortion funding and fireworks ban

TVW releases new short documentary about school levies, teacher compensation

Over the past 30 years, school districts in Washington have become increasingly reliant on local levies to pay for costs that the Washington Supreme Court says should be covered by the state — including teacher salaries and basic education.

This 16-minute short documentary produced by TVW looks at how a… Continue reading TVW releases new short documentary about school levies, teacher compensation

Dueling school levy reform bills emerge from Senate, hearing set for Thursday

Kindergarten class. Photo by the U.S. Department of Education.

Senate lawmakers unveiled dueling levy reform bills from both sides of the aisle Wednesday, 11 days before the Washington state legislature winds down its regular session.

The two levy concepts will get a hearing at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Senate Ways and Means Committee.

Under a court mandate from the McCleary… Continue reading Dueling school levy reform bills emerge from Senate, hearing set for Thursday

Inslee makes case for capital gains tax, carbon charges in 2015 State of State

Gov. Jay Inslee pledged to work on a transportation package, increased funding for pre-kindergarten and a minimum wage increase in his 2015 State of the State address, framing his policy decisions as an investment in Washington's residents. Continue reading Inslee makes case for capital gains tax, carbon charges in 2015 State of State
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