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Inslee names Scott McCallum superintendent of Washington State School for the Blind

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today named Scott McCallum superintendent of the Washington State School for the Blind in Vancouver.

Inslee signs bill to continue expansion of educational opportunities for homeless children

SEATTLE – Gov. Jay Inslee today signed a bill into law that will continue to boost educational outcomes for homeless children. He was joined by housing advocates, students and legislators at McKinley Elementary in Tacoma which has a large number of homeless students.

Inslee signs bills to continue expansion of educational opportunities for all children

SEATTLE – Gov. Jay Inslee today signed two bills into law that will continue to boost educational outcomes for foster youth and take additional steps toward closing the opportunity gap for students of color and English language learners. 

Inslee signs first bill of the session, ensures continued bipartisan collaboration on education funding

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today signed his first bill of the 2016 session, a bill ensuring continued bipartisan collaboration on full funding for basic education.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee regarding Senate passage of education funding legislation

“It is great news to see that both the House and Senate have passed legislation with bipartisan support to ensure we continue the necessary next steps towards fully funding our schools. These bills are based on the recommendations from the bipartisan workgroup I convened last year.

Statement from Inslee regarding House passage of education funding bill

“Today’s strong bipartisan vote in the state House of Representatives demonstrates the commitment of legislators to work together towards meeting the state’s obligation to fully fund our schools.

Legislators introduce bipartisan plan for taking next steps on K-12 funding reforms

Members of the bipartisan work group convened by Gov.

Inslee proposes “modest, responsible” updates to state budget; calls for action to begin addressing statewide teacher shortage

Gov. Jay Inslee today proposed his 2016 supplemental budget that makes modest adjustments to the current 2015–17 budget. The adjustments primarily pay for caseload increases, emergency responses to wildfires and urgent mental health needs.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee on passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act

“Passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act is a significant achievement that will better empower Washington state to ensure all students have access to a high-quality education.

Nation's Governors Endorse Every Student Succeeds Act

In advance of the House and Senate votes on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the National Governors Association (NGA) today announced its full endorsement of the bill.

Federal apprenticeship grants will help Washington high-tech workers

OLYMPIA — A new $5 million federal grant awarded to Washington today will expand technology job opportunities for women, minorities, veterans and others in the state. The U.S.

Inslee statement: “Senate Republicans should not be looking for a constitutional crisis, they should be looking for an education solution”

“Today I convened a call with legislative leaders of both caucuses in the House and Senate to discuss next steps on the recent Supreme Court McCleary ruling.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee on conference call with legislative leaders

“At my request, legislative leaders agreed during a conference call earlier today to meet with me Monday to begin the necessary and difficult work before us. There is much that needs to be done before a special session can be called.

Gov. Inslee statement on state Supreme Court's order on the McCleary case

“Today’s order from the Supreme Court acknowledges that significant progress has been made toward meeting the state’s obligation to adequately fund basic education. But everyone understood that even with those historic investments in education, our work would not be done.”

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee on U.S. Senate passage of Sen. Murray’s bill to fix “No Child Left Behind”

“I applaud the bipartisan leadership of Senators Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander. Washington state is pleased that the U.S. Senate has today passed the Every Child Achieves Act with overwhelming bipartisan support.

Statement from Inslee about status of legislative session

“Last night I was pleased to sign a new operating budget for the state that is forward-looking and fair.

Statement from Gov. Inslee on the passage of the 2015-17 operating budget

Reinvesting in Washington - remarks on proposed 2015-17 budget

Inslee proposes sustainable, responsible, fair budget to "reinvest in Washington"

Gov. Jay Inslee declared today “it is time to reinvest in Washington” and proposed his 2015–17 budget that makes a bold commitment to education and protects important services hit hard by budget cuts during the recession.

Inslee proposes boldest new efforts in improving full continuum of education in 2 decades

Gov. Jay Inslee declared tonight that education must be the top priority for the 2015 Legislature, saying it’s past time for the state to meet its moral and constitutional obligations to Washington students.


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