State and National Education News

Recent news updates from a variety of sources here in Washington and around the country.

Highlights in the News from WFIS


 

Sweeping childcare reform moving in Legislature

Depending on where they fall in the state’s median income, families with a household income within 60% of the state median income would earn eligibility for the program, though copayments would vary.  The act would also increase childcare subsidy rates, expand services to providers, reduce copays and increase eligibility for the Working Connections Child Care and Early Childhood Education and Assistance.

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A Win for Private Schools

In a surprising move, Democrat Senate Majority Leader, Chuck Schumer, advocated for private schools to receive $2.75 billion as part of the American Rescue Plan. Schumer, motivated by the powerful New York City Orthodox Jewish Community lobby, immediately came under attack by fellow Democrats, teacher unions, and public school associations.

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Other education news from around WA state


 

Other education news from around the US