Washington Education Association http://kplu.org en Where Fate Of Wash. State's Education Waiver Now Stands, And Why It Matters http://kplu.org/post/where-fate-wash-states-education-waiver-now-stands-and-why-it-matters <p>Washington state is at risk of losing nearly $40 million in federal funding after <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-legislature-adjourns-without-action-medical-marijuana-gas-tax">lawmakers left Olympia</a> without passing a teacher evaluation bill.</p><p>Without the bill, the state failed to secure a waiver for an onerous requirement under the No Child Left Behind Act. As a result, the fate of federal funding for local <a href="http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/03/04/3078010/how-tacoma-spends-its-title-i.html" target="_blank">preschool programs</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.seattleschools.org/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=310241&amp;sessionid=64c82a6b59249c80c12123b491ca6769" target="_blank">extended day services</a>&nbsp;now hinges on what federal education officials decide in coming months.</p><p>Here's an explanation of why the lawmakers didn't pass the bill, and where the complex issue now stands.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Kyle Stokes 14865 at http://kplu.org Where Fate Of Wash. State's Education Waiver Now Stands, And Why It Matters Wash. State Tops Nation In Number Of New National Board-Certified Teachers http://kplu.org/post/wash-state-tops-nation-number-new-national-board-certified-teachers <p>Washington state has the largest number of new National Board-c<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ertified teachers in the country.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A total of 516 new board-certified teachers have joined the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">state’s ranks. Washington now has more than 7,000 certified teachers, which puts the state in fourth place nationwide.</span></p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:43:41 +0000 Florangela Davila 11817 at http://kplu.org Wash. State Tops Nation In Number Of New National Board-Certified Teachers Meet the people who will choose Washington's charter schools http://kplu.org/post/meet-people-who-will-choose-washingtons-charter-schools <p></p><p>Washington voters said yes last November to allowing a limited number of charter schools, and now we know <a href="http://www.governor.wa.gov/news/releases/article.aspx?id=61">the names of the people </a>who will select most of them. The Washington Charter School Commission is charged with setting criteria for new charter schools, and choosing which ones to authorize (Some school districts will eventually be able to do that, too).</p><p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 00:15:59 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 7917 at http://kplu.org Teachers across state to protest budget cuts as special session begins http://kplu.org/post/teachers-across-state-protest-budget-cuts-special-session-begins <p>Teachers across the state plan to protest cuts to public schools on the first day of the legislature&rsquo;s special session to shore up the budget.</p><p>Hundreds of educators will rally in Olympia on Monday, Nov. 28. Even more teachers will deliver their concerns virtually.</p><p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 17:10:05 +0000 Charla Bear 3270 at http://kplu.org Bonuses aren't attracting teachers to low-income schools, UW researchers find http://kplu.org/post/bonuses-arent-attracting-teachers-low-income-schools-uw-researchers-find <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-959329.mp3</p><p>Money is not enticing Washington&rsquo;s top teachers to move to low-income schools, according to University of Washington researchers. They studied a state program that gives bonuses to teachers who go through a rigorous evaluation process called National Board Certification.</p><p>Supporters of the program, however, say it&#39;s successful because more teachers at struggling schools now have the high level proficiency endorsement.</p><p> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 17:02:45 +0000 Charla Bear 1064 at http://kplu.org Bonuses aren't attracting teachers to low-income schools, UW researchers find