The Seattle Times Education section covers schools at the district, state and federal level. Topics include the University of Washington and other colleges; the Common Core and standardized testing; teacher pay and strikes; charter schools; school discipline; classroom teaching methods; and funding under the McCleary decision. Coverage also includes the Education Lab project.

Student journalists would get free-speech protection under bill in Olympia

Jaxon Owens, 17, right, editor-in-chief of the Viking Vanguard student newspaper at Puyallup High School, speaks during a Senate hearing at the Capitol Thursday, Jan. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Washington could become one of about a dozen states to pass legislation in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that gave administrators control over what gets published in school media.

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