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WPC's Center for Education conducts objective research and makes practical policy recommendations to improve Washington State's ability to carry out its paramount duty to educate every child within its borders.

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Tri-City Schools Get Graded

February 9, 2011 in In the News
KEPR News
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KEPR News
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Few Tri-Cities-area Schools Rank High in New Report

in Press releases

Contact: Chris Cargill
509-570-2384
ccargill [at] washingtonpolicy [dot] org

WPC on TV: State Report Indicates Spokane and Tri-Cities Area Schools Struggling

Watch WPC's Eastern Washington Office Director Chris Cargill discuss WPC's new Public School Accountability Index with KXLY 4 News in Spokane, as well as KEPR News and KVEW News in Tri-Cities/Yakima.

State Report Indicates Area Schools Struggling

February 7, 2011 in In the News
KXLY News (Spokane)
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KXLY News (Spokane)
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Friday, February 4, 2011

Boosting a levy 99% in a Great Recession: The Seattle Way

February 4, 2011 in In the News
SeattlePI.com
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SeattlePI.com
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Thursday, February 3, 2011

McGinn wants to increase taxes in a recession, so he can double spending on a program his Office of Education reports is not helping children as promised

February 3, 2011 in Blog

As a concerned parent of children in Seattle public schools, I see first hand the caring and professional way classroom teachers work to educate all their students.  As a public policy researcher, what I see is a lack of resources and support in the classroom, compared to the District’s half-billion dollar annual budget.  Seattle spends almost $13,000 a year per student, one of the highest levels in the country, yet only 59 cents of every education dollar reaches the classroom, and during layoffs union executives require the youngest and brightest teachers to be fired first.

Few Spokane-area Schools Rank High in New Report

in Press releases

Contact: Chris Cargill
509-570-2384
ccargill [at] washingtonpolicy [dot] org