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.
Liv Finne, Director, Center for Education, February, 2011
Washington Policy Center’s Public School Accountability Index rates the quality of more than 2,000 public schools across the state. The Index is based on data compiled by the State Board of Education’s 2010 Achievement Index.
The purpose of the Index is to determine whether and to what extent school officials are fulfilling their paramount duty to provide a quality education for every child residing within the borders of the state. The Legislature stated:
Liv Finne, Director, Center for Education, January, 2011
New research released by Washington Policy Center, a non-partisan public policy research think tank based in Seattle, provides key facts for the Spokane School District. Education budgets in Washington State are at historic highs, reaching $10,200 per student statewide. Average teacher pay in Spokane is $62,579 for a ten-month work year. 110 Spokane public school employees receive more than $100,000 a year.
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jbarnes [at] washingtonpolicy [dot] org | 206-937-9691
Seattle – Dr. Andrés A. Alonso, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools, will keynote Washington Policy Center’s 2011 Education Lunch at The Westin Seattle tomorrow morning.