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Charter school families defend choice in Washington

By   /  September 7, 2016  /  Education Blog, Washington  /  No Comments

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Twelve families have joined the Washington State Charter Schools Association to fight a challenge to the state’s charter school law. The families’ motion to intervene was granted by King County Superior Court Justice John Chun over the objections of the teachers union-led plaintiffs, who argued that families don’t have a legal stake in the case. Read more here. […]

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Charter school organization chastises Washington charter lawsuit

By   /  August 8, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Washington  /  No Comments

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“We are profoundly disappointed by the decision to file a misguided lawsuit in an effort to replace the clear will of the voters and a bipartisan majority in the legislature through a flawed, politically motivated agenda.”

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Washington’s reworked charter school law challenged

By   /  August 4, 2016  /  Education Blog, Washington  /  No Comments

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Washington’s refurbished charter school law is at the center of a new legal battle, with a suit filed by groups including the Washington Education Association, the League of Women Voters, El Centro de la Raza, and labor groups such as the Boeing’ Machinists union and the Washington State Labor Council. The lawsuit claims the legislature’s reworking of the law […]

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Bet on it: Mississippi legalizes daily fantasy sports

By   /  May 17, 2016  /  Economy, Governor, Idaho, Iowa, Legislature, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, News, Regulations, State Government, Washington  /  No Comments

FANTASY A GO: Daily fantasy sports leagues will be legal in Mississippi on July 1 after Gov. Phil Bryant signed into a law a bill that would legalize the practice and create a study commission to decide on how to regulate it. Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

Daily fantasy sports league operators will be able to operate legally in Mississippi after a bill passed by the Legislature was signed into law.

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Nanny State of the Week: Seattle still determined to dig through residents’ trash

By   /  May 2, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, News, Power Abuse, Washington  /  No Comments

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A King County judge ruled last week that the city of Seattle cannot simply dig through residents’ trash without first getting a warrant to do so.

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Charter school advocates rejoice as schools remain open

By   /  April 5, 2016  /  Education, National, News, Washington  /  No Comments

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The fix, which draws money from the state lottery to fund public charter schools rather than taking from the general fund, became law without Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature.

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