Inslee signs first bill of the session, ensures continued bipartisan collaboration on education funding

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today signed his first bill of the 2016 session, a bill ensuring continued bipartisan collaboration on full funding for basic education.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee regarding Senate passage of education funding legislation

“It is great news to see that both the House and Senate have passed legislation with bipartisan support to ensure we continue the necessary next steps towards fully funding our schools. These bills are based on the recommendations from the bipartisan workgroup I convened last year.

Statement from Inslee regarding House passage of education funding bill

“Today’s strong bipartisan vote in the state House of Representatives demonstrates the commitment of legislators to work together towards meeting the state’s obligation to fully fund our schools.

Legislators introduce bipartisan plan for taking next steps on K-12 funding reforms

Members of the bipartisan work group convened by Gov.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee on passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act

“Passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act is a significant achievement that will better empower Washington state to ensure all students have access to a high-quality education.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee on conference call with legislative leaders

“At my request, legislative leaders agreed during a conference call earlier today to meet with me Monday to begin the necessary and difficult work before us. There is much that needs to be done before a special session can be called.

Gov. Inslee statement on state Supreme Court’s order on the McCleary case

“Today’s order from the Supreme Court acknowledges that significant progress has been made toward meeting the state’s obligation to adequately fund basic education. But everyone understood that even with those historic investments in education, our work would not be done.”

Statement from Inslee on the Senate student testing agreement

“Today’s announcement from Senate leaders about an agreement on student testing is great news and allows the Legislature to move forward on wrapping up its work for this year.

Inslee proposes boldest new efforts in improving full continuum of education in 2 decades

Gov. Jay Inslee declared tonight that education must be the top priority for the 2015 Legislature, saying it’s past time for the state to meet its moral and constitutional obligations to Washington students.

Governor's new YouthWorks initiative creates internships and work experience for thousands of students

Inslee joins students, businesses and partners to announce $1.9 million in funding

Statement from Gov. Inslee on today's Supreme Court order regarding McCleary

“Today, the state of Washington has been held in contempt for failing to provide the Supreme Court with the education funding plan it has ordered. This unprecedented action by the Supreme Court is a critical moment in our history.

State of the State 2014: Governor Inslee calls on legislators to invest in education, finish work on transportation, and boost minimum wage

Gov. Inslee priorities advance at session half-time

As the 2014 legislative session reaches the half-way point, key priorities of Gov. Jay Inslee’s have passed through the House or Senate.

State Leaders Announce Appointments for Charter School Commission

Governor Jay Inslee, Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen and House Speaker Frank Chopp announced their appointments today to the state’s new Charter School Commission.

Statement from Governor Jay Inslee on today's Supreme Court ruling on League of Education Voters v. State of Washington

“The state Supreme Court did the right thing today in ruling that a supermajority requirement for ordinary legislation would alter our system of government. The supermajority requirement gave a legislative minority the power to squelch ideas even when those ideas had majority support.

From coding to creating cool apps: Governor Inslee signs bill to promote computer science in schools

With a group of students, teachers, education leaders, and top executives from Microsoft and code.org, by his side, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill today intended to encourage more students to take computer science classes in high school.

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