Superintendent of Public Instruction http://kplu.org en State superintendent gives his proposal for school funding http://kplu.org/post/state-superintendent-gives-his-proposal-school-funding <p>The good news in this week&#39;s new Washington state revenue forecast has drawn the attention of everyone who wants some money for their department or program.</p><p>But in a <a href="http://www.k12.wa.us/Communications/PressReleases2012/Statement-RevenueForecast.aspx">statement put out by Superintendent of Public Instruction</a> Randy Dorn, Dorn says the state Constitution and the Supreme Court give Washington only one choice: pay for education first.</p><p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 22:37:29 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 4193 at http://kplu.org State superintendent gives his proposal for school funding State launches 'jobs for graduates' effort to help dropouts http://kplu.org/post/state-launches-jobs-graduates-effort-help-dropouts <p>The unemployment rate for teens and young adults in Washington is one of the highest in the nation &ndash; and it&rsquo;s especially tough on high school dropouts. That&rsquo;s why state education leaders are trying to ramp up an effort to help students get<a href="http://www.k12.wa.us/Communications/PressReleases2011/WashingtonsGrad.aspx"> diplomas and jobs or college placements</a> at the same time.</p><p> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 18:27:48 +0000 Charla Bear 2968 at http://kplu.org Cash prizes will go to schools that get more kids eating breakfast http://kplu.org/post/cash-prizes-will-go-schools-get-more-kids-eating-breakfast <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-983098.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-983098.mp3</a></p><p>More than 300,000 kids who qualify for free or reduced breakfast in Washington are not eating it.</p><p><a href="http://www.k12.wa.us/ChildNutrition/StatisticsReports.aspx">Participation in the state&rsquo;s early morning meal program is so low</a>, educators and children&rsquo;s advocates have launched <a href="http://www.fuelupfirstwithbreakfast.org/Site/Home.html">a new effort to get schools focused on the issue</a>.</p><p> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 23:16:59 +0000 Charla Bear 2389 at http://kplu.org Cash prizes will go to schools that get more kids eating breakfast Gregoire makes another push for 'Education Czar' http://kplu.org/post/gregoire-makes-another-push-education-czar <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-955577.mp3</p><p>Governor Chris Gregoire is making another push to create a cabinet-level Department of Education. The idea appears to be faltering in the Washington legislature.</p><p> Thu, 03 Mar 2011 15:50:53 +0000 Austin Jenkins & KPLU News Staff 921 at http://kplu.org Superintendent fumes over Gregoire’s education plan http://kplu.org/post/superintendent-fumes-over-gregoire%E2%80%99s-education-plan <p>Washington voters elected him state superintendent of public schools. Now Governor Chris Gregoire wants to takeover his portfolio. Randy Dorn is fuming over the Governor’s proposal to create a cabinet-level Department of Education.</p><p> Thu, 06 Jan 2011 14:00:26 +0000 Austin Jenkins 484 at http://kplu.org Superintendent fumes over Gregoire’s education plan Schools superintendent moves to delay new graduation requirements http://kplu.org/post/schools-superintendent-moves-delay-new-graduation-requirements <p>This year’s high school freshman and sophomores might have fewer graduation tests to dread if Randy Dorn has his way.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 30 Nov 2010 21:56:19 +0000 Charla Bear 241 at http://kplu.org Schools superintendent moves to delay new graduation requirements