Few education bills were left standing after the latest legislative cutoff in Olympia last week. Among them were efforts to curb physical restraint of special-needs students and an expansion of the state's early learning system.

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Bills to expand the state’s early learning rating system and to limit how often students with disabilities are physically restrained were among the few education proposals still standing after a legislative deadline Wednesday.

Lawmakers agreed to push forward a bill from Rep. Gerry Pollet, D-Seattle, to prohibit physically restraining or secluding special-needs students except in cases of emergency. That bill, House Bill 1240, passed out of the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee unanimously this week.

The House and Senate had until April 1 to vote on proposals from the opposite chamber. Unless they are budget-related, bills that didn’t make it out of committee by then are now dead.

Also alive after Wednesday’s cutoff was a bill to extend the state’s child care rating and improvement system, and to begin making the program, called Early Achievers, a requirement for preschools and day cares receiving state funding.

Legislation to pave the way for a new Washington State University medical school also moved quickly in the past week. Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1559, which allows WSU to start a medical school, on Wednesday.

Among the school-related bills that did not make the cutoff are: