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.

Inslee signs budget, tax bills and orders $175M more to help salmon

A coho salmon attempts to leap into a culvert at Otto Jarsted Park in Gorst, Washington on Wednesday, November 23, 2011.

"The fate of our salmon is intrinsically tied to our tribes, our orca, our economy and our very identity," the governor wrote in a statement directing the state to boost funding for culvert repairs beyond what the Legislature approved.

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