Monthly Archives: June 2013

Following Through on the Promise of ESHB 2261: Funding A Meaningful High School Diploma

From the beginning, ESHB 2261 — the landmark legislation passed in 2009 that redefined basic education — was about more than just funding basic education. It was also about strengthening the program of basic education itself. The Supreme Court’s subsequent … Continue reading

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Poverty Correlates With Proficiency More Than Growth

As the State Board of Education works towards a revised Achievement Index, it is taking a close look at the relationship between poverty and proficiency compared to the relationship between poverty and growth. Our analysis of the first simulations of … Continue reading

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Washington Lags Behind in Chance for College by Age 19

The Postsecondary Education Opportunity recently released a report ranking states by the chance for college by age 19. That is, the percent of students who attend college immediately after high school. Washington ranked 47th at 35.3%, and was listed as … Continue reading

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