Monthly Archives: April 2015

Making sense of McCleary

Here on the SBE Sounding Board, you’ll find a user-friendly chronology of events in the McCleary court case (also available as a PDF). The chart includes what happened, why it happened, the takeaway, and excerpts of language from court rulings and … Continue reading

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McCleary Timeline

January 5, 2012 What happened? Why? State K-12 Funding Ruled Unconstitutional. Plaintiffs brought suit. Network for Excellence in Schools, and Mathew and Stephanie McCleary et al. Takeaway: K-12 funding violates the Constitutional provision for ample funding. Language: “The fact that local … Continue reading

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Letter to Legislature about the biology end-of-course exam

The State Board of Education supports legislation de-linking the biology end-of-course exam from graduation requirements. The letter below explains the Board’s position; it was sent to all Washington state legislators by email today. Dear Legislators, The Washington State Board of Education … Continue reading

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