A class size bill, HB 2589 is making its way thru the Washington State Legislature. Interestingly there is a column at The Olympian by Dick Cvitanich, the Superintendent for Olympia Public Schools, who advocates for spending McCleary money on smaller class sizes.
A story of contrasts between that bill and Bill 5246 for teacher evaluations which would no longer allow districts to use years of teaching experience in their hiring except as a tiebreaker and would rank order all teachers and principals based on student growth in their evaluations (mandating use of state test scores for teachers).
I'll try to do a complete round-up of education bills including the student data privacy bill.
What's on your mind?