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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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Rankings Show Schools Need to Reform – Here's One Suggestion

February 25, 2011 in Publications

Spokane's Spokesman-Review published this column on February 27, 2011.

In 2005, the Washington state Legislature gave the state Board of Education a task: Find out if public schools are making the grade. The results are in, and they show school officials have some homework to do.

Report: Lewis County Schools Have Mixed Student Success

February 23, 2011 in In the News
Centralia Chronicle
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Centralia Chronicle
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Key Facts about Lake Washington Public Schools

February 23, 2011 in Publications

New research released by Washington Policy Center, a non-partisan public policy research think tank based in Seattle, provides key facts for the Lake Washington School District. Education budgets in Washington State are at historic highs, reaching $10,200 per student statewide. Average teacher pay in this area is $58,981.

Debating the Seattle Schools Education Levy (radio interview)

February 23, 2011 in In the News
KUOW 94.9 (NPR)
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KUOW 94.9 (NPR)
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Accountability and Learning: Assessing the Seattle Families and Education Levy

February 23, 2011 in Publications

Summary

Few area schools rank high in new state report

February 22, 2011 in In the News
The Daily News (Longview)
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The Daily News (Longview)
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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Governor Walker of Wisconsin tackles collective bargaining reform

February 20, 2011 in Blog

This week Governor Walker of Wisconsin, joining a movement of Republican Governors in Ohio, Indiana, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, introduced a bill to reform collective bargaining in Wisconsin. Minority Democratic lawmakers fled the state in an effort to block passage of the bill.