1 hr ago
Washington Policy Center
State Board of Education cancels vote to weaken School Achievement Index
This Wednesday, June 19th, the State Board of Education meets in Olympia to discuss revisions to the School Achievement Index to reduce the rigor of the performance criteria used to evaluate schools, as I've explained here.
5 hrs ago
Federal Way Mirror
Achievement index: Most FW schools earn 'C' and 'D' grades
The Washington Policy Center has published letter grades for the state's public schools, based on the State Board of Education's annual Achievement Index.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Kent schools show mixed results in state's Achievement Index rankings
Utilizing an idea endorsed by leaders of both political parties, Washington Policy Center has published letter grades for Washington state public schools.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Editorial: Accountability-system changes should aid schools, students
THE state Board of Education is wisely revising its school-accountability system to better convey not just if students are learning, but how much and how quickly.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Business events scheduled for the coming week
Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for April, 10 a.m.; Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for April, 10 a.m. WASHINGTON - Commerce Department releases retail sales data for May, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases ... (more)
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Washington No. 6, Seattle No. 9 on latest 'green' rankings
Washington state is No. 6 among states and Seattle fell to No. 9 among U.S. cities on a new list of clean technology rankings.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
Top of her class The June 7 commencement ceremony at Skykomish School may be fairly short.
Tue May 28, 2013
The Monroe Monitor & Valley News
Election 2013: Meet the Valley Candidates
Upper Sky Valley voters will vote in five races this fall, including three city council races in Sultan and a school board race in Index, as well as a county council race Sixteen more candidates are running unopposed for a variety of offices, include water district commission seats, school board seats, city council positions and fire commission ... (more)
Mon May 27, 2013
Charges possible in hit-and-run fatal accident near Index
A driver who allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian in Index in August, then left the scene told police she thought she'd hit a dog.
Thu May 23, 2013
Central Kitsap Reporter
Four local schools receive achievement awards
Brownsville Elementary School, Olympic High School and Klahowya Secondary School received a 2012 Washington Achievement Award for Closing Achievement Gaps.
Tue May 21, 2013
The Lake Stevens Journal Online
Progress earns Hillcrest recognition by the state
Hillcrest Elementary School was one of 381 schools that received a 2012 Washington Achievement Award.
The Monroe Monitor & Valley News
Elections 2013: Gold Bar short of candidates; Sultan to have lively city council elections
When the deadline to file for public office passed Friday afternoon at 5 p.m., it was clear that city government spots aren't enticing people in great numbers in Gold Bar; no candidates stepped forward for the mayor's position and one city council position will also remain vacant.