State treasurer says GOP budget would hurt GET program: A proposal to cut tuition at Washington’s public colleges and universities has the state treasurer “deeply concerned” about the impact to families who prepaid for tuition credits under the GET program. But Republican officials say Treasurer James McIntire, a Democrat, is simply playing politics.
Graduation gap wider than enrollment gap for poor college students (The New York Times): An extensive study that tracked 15,000 students starting in their sophomore year in high school finds economic background can have an even greater influence on a person’s odds of graduating college than his or her academic ability.
Union reps say teacher walkouts could continue next year (KPLU): Washington Education Association spokesman Rich Wood says teachers in individual districts will decide what action to take if the Legislature fails to meet their budget demands.
Vermont removes philosophical exemptions from its vaccine law (The New Yorker)