Seattle schools may halt most suspensions for young kids

Seeking to create urgency on changing the way schools handle discipline, a Seattle school-board member proposes freezing all elementary-student suspensions.

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Education budget: Will it be enough to appease court?

State lawmakers are congratulating themselves on a job well done after agreeing on a budget that invests an additional $1.3 billion in public schools, but some say that won’t be enough to satisfy the state Supreme Court.

Schools chief Dorn says state budget unconstitutional

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn is urging the state Supreme Court to reject the Legislature's $38.2 billion budget deal, arguing lawmakers have again failed in their constitutional duty to fund schools. The budget package agreed to by Republican and Democratic legislators and Gov. Jay Inslee adds $1.3 billion in new spending on K-12 education,...