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What grade did your school receive?

The Washington State Public School Achievement Index rates the quality of more than 2,212 public schools across the state to inform parents. The Index is based on the State Board of Education's Achievement Index for the school year 2012-2013. Following the governor's recommendation for letter grades for public schools, WPC reports the Index rankings with letter grades.

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Friday, August 22, 2014
School administrators across Washington are sending letters this week informing parents that families may now have the right to choose a better school and get free tutoring for their children under the federal No Child Left Behind law. Many school officials, however, are reluctant to explain the matter clearly to parents. 
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Yesterday Congressman Sam Graves (MO), who chairs the Committee on Small Business in the U.S. House of Representatives, sent a letter to the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy asking the agency to study the “rise of occupational licensing across states and the economic effects of licensing on entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs.”
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Many ferry passengers have known for some time that the ferry system in our state is broken. Some state leaders have continuously fought to reform the troubled agency to restore the public trust, only to be met with fierce resistance from powerful labor unions and well-compensated upper management.

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