K-12 student funding rose, test results haven’t in...

(The Center Square) – West Virginia inflation-adjusted education funding per student grew from $12,351 in 2002 to $14,163 per student in 2020, according to a new report from Reason Foundation. Over that same period, employee benefits grew by 16.9% from $2,900 per student to $3,390 per student, the report showed. In 2020, West Virginia had $282.4 […]

Educational group calls Invest in Kids test scores...

(The Center Square) – An educational nonprofit is highly critical of a report on Illinois tax credit scholarship recipients’ test scores.  In the report conducted for the Illinois State Board of Education by WestEd, Empower Illinois said researchers compared low-income Invest in Kids scholarship recipients to all Illinois public school students, rendering the results meaningless because they lack […]

Washington Legislature votes to create ‘bias incident hotline’...

(The Center Square) – The Washington State Legislature has passed a bill creating a “bias incident hotline” within the State Attorney General’s Office allowing residents to report incidents they consider to be “hateful.” The bill will be sent to Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk for signature after it cleared the House on Wednesday in a 56-39 vote. “Frankly, I […]

Seattle is pulling funding from homeless agency; could...

(The Center Square) – The King County Regional Homelessness Authority’s recent setbacks have coincided with Seattle announcing it will soon pull back some annual funding from the authority, but some cities are still locked in on fund efforts to combat homelessness through the organization. Seattle informed the King County Regional Homelessness Authority that it was pulling $11.7 […]

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