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
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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.
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.
Other education news from around WA state
Washington State OSPI
Northwest Association of Independent Schools
- The Bush School presents: Parenting to Embrace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Eastside Catholic Announces National Merit Scholarship Finalists
- Eastside Catholic Teacher Achieves National Board Certification
- Eastside Catholic Students Selected to Junior All-State, All-Northwest and Western International Band Clinic Honor Bands
- Annie Wright Schools Parents' Association Launches Endeavor Grants Program
Washington State Wire Education News
- Reports examines effects of COVID-19 on educational outcomes in Washington State
- Bill aims to make it easier for teachers to live where they work. Here’s how it would be implemented
- Washington’s public K–12 schools will receive $1.853 billion from ARP Act (on top of $1.042 billion previously appropriated by Congress)
Washington State Legislative Bill Tracker
Other education news from around the US
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