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Morning Show 7/22/14

July 23, 2014 in In the News
KGMI News Talk
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KGMI News Talk
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Attorney General's statement on Centralia School District's Medicaid fraud

July 23, 2014 in Blog

Last Friday my colleague Liv Finne highlighted a disturbing case of the Centralia School District committing Medicaid fraud. Last night I received this statement from the Attorney General's Office concerning the $372,000 settlement agreement with the school district:

Schools must offer school choice and tutoring, say federal officials

July 22, 2014 in Blog

Yesterday, the AP announced that Superintendent Dorn’s latest effort to avoid the consequences of losing Washington’s waiver from the federal education law, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), has failed.

Washington initiative would reduce class sizes

July 22, 2014 in In the News
Watchdog Washington
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Watchdog Washington
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Monday, July 14, 2014

Seven new charter school applications submitted for approval

July 21, 2014 in Blog

Last week seven groups of educators submitted their applications to open a new charter school in Washington. This is the second round of approvals under the voters’ charter school law, Initiative 1240, passed in 2012. The law allows up to eight charter schools to open per year, for a total of forty schools over five years.  If less than eight spots are filled one year, the unfilled spots can be filled a subsequent year.  

Centralia School District defrauds Medicaid, pays $372,000 to settle investigation

July 18, 2014 in Blog

Superintendent resigns and takes job with Yelm School District, Principal has “continuing contract” protections

On July 11, the Centralia School District (CSD), a district of 3,494 students south of Olympia, agreed to pay the Washington State Health Care Authority the sum of $372,000 to settle an investigation into how the district managed the Medicaid Administrative Mat

McCleary school funding lawsuit

July 15, 2014 in In the News
The Snohomish Times
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The Snohomish Times
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014