From the League of Education Voters:
With lawmakers finally coming to agreement on the budget, the 2012 Legislative Session wrapped up this morning. And what a session it was!
·The Legislature passed a budget that keeps critical programs for kids intact.
·The Teacher/Principal Evaluation bill passed with bipartisan support – 46-3 in the Senate and 82-16 in the House!
·WaKIDS – which was a major part of Washington’s successful Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge application – will be expanded into more classrooms.
·A push to get rid of the writing assessment part of the state’s graduation requirements was ultimately rejected.
We owe a big thank you to legislators who never lose sight of their paramount duty, education.
CEO, League of Education Voters