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November 21, 2017 by SBCTC Communications

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SVC students, faculty collect goods for California, Puerto Rico

It has been 62 days since Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico, but many left on the island are still struggling. “I still have friends that don’t have any power or any water,” said Skagit Valley College culinary instructor Gilbert Rodriguez, a native of Puerto Rico. “There are towns (emergency workers) haven’t gotten to yet.” Rodriguez’s parents happened to be visiting him when the hurricane struck, but his two sisters were on the island at the time. ... Skagit Valley College Associated Student Body Technology and Distance Education Outreach Representative Megan Fox had a similar experience recently when her hometown of Petaluma, California, was engulfed in flames. “Watching the place where I grew up burn was really hard,” Fox said. “There’s just so many people who were affected.” Through the college, Fox and Rodriguez are collecting disaster relief supplies that will be shipped to those in need in both areas.
Skagit Valley Herald, Nov. 20, 2017

LCC welding lab closed for quarter

The Lower Columbia College welding lab will be closed for the remainder of the fall quarter after further tests showed air quality has not improved despite efforts to clean the lab, the college announced Monday. In a press release, the college said a qualified company will professionally clean the facility during the fall break, and the lab is expected to re-open for winter quarter. Officials closed the lab on Nov. 7 after air quality testing done on Oct. 25 found that arsenic levels were slightly above levels recommended by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The arsenic level was a tiny fraction over the NIOSH-recommended level but still 38 times below the legal limit, according to college officials.
Longview Daily News, Nov. 20, 2017

Edmonds CC 5K raises more than $54K

Nearly 400 runners and walkers participated in the Edmonds Community College Foundation’s second annual 5K Walk and Run on Saturday, Oct. 28, raising over $54,000 for student scholarships, emergency funding and learning support services. ... Throughout the course, participants could see student-created vignettes. Students from the college’s Engineering Club and music department provided entertainment and encouragement. Nearly 100 student volunteers cheered on runners and walkers.
Edmonds Beacon, Nov. 20, 2017

Edmonds Chamber Foundation establishes Edmonds CC scholarship for 2018-19

The Edmonds Chamber Foundation has established an Edmonds Community College Foundation annual scholarship to provide financial assistance to students pursuing a health care, humanities/arts, or business degree at Edmonds CC. ... The funding of the ECCF scholarship dovetails with the Chamber Foundation’s mission to support the economic, recreational and educational interests of the Edmonds area business community and its citizens. This $4,500 scholarship will cover an Edmonds CC student’s tuition, fees and books for the 2018-2019 academic year.
My Edmonds News, Nov. 19, 2017

$44,000+ raised in memory of murdered college student Desmond Jackson

Desmond Jackson was 22 years old when he was shot and killed in a parking lot in the SODO district on Feb. 12, 2012. No arrest has been made in the case. In 2013, his family established the Desmond Jackson Memorial Scholarship at Seattle Central College to create a positive legacy for Desmond and to help young, African-American men attend college. Desmond was a student there at the time of his death.
Q13, Nov. 19, 2017

Confidence, not fear: AAUW speaker explores how culture shapes childbirth

For two years, Natalie Jolly worked as a midwife’s assistant, caring for Amish women giving birth. This was the Old Order Amish — horse and buggy, no electricity, no telephones other than the ones she and the midwife carried; no cars, other than the midwife’s car. And many miles from a hospital. ... On Nov. 18, Jolly was the featured speaker at an Edmonds Community College event, hosted by Edmonds SnoKing branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), an organization that seeks to advance equity for women and girls though advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.
My Edmonds News, Nov. 19, 2017

Annual celebration of native culture draws a crowd

The Native American Indian Heritage Festival is clearly a popular event. The regular and overflow parking lots at Vancouver’s Water Resources Education Center were both full Saturday, prompting some people to park at Marine Park to attend the festivities. ... Items donated by the vendors were raffled off to benefit the Dream Catchers Scholarship at Clark College that helps students who “fall through the gaps and cracks,” said Becky Archibald, a community activist whose heritage is Soshone-Bannock (on her mother’s side) and Southern Sierra Miwok (on her father’s side).
The Columbian, Nov. 18, 2017

Edmonds CC earns Achieving the Dream Leader College designation

Edmonds Community College has been designated as an Achieving the Dream Leader College for its demonstrated commitment to student success and completion. ... Since joining ATD in 2011, Edmonds CC has diligently worked to identify strategies to accelerate success among diverse student populations and increase retention, persistence, and completion rates. ... Other 2017 ATD Leader Colleges include: Athens Technical College, Georgia; Big Bend Community College, Washington; Community College of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; Housatonic Community College, Connecticut; Stanly Community College, North Carolina; Wallace State Community College, Alabama; and West Georgia Technical College, Georgia.
My Edmonds News, Nov. 18, 2017

Turkmenistan ambassador originally from Grays Harbor visits college

Allan Mustard, the U.S. ambassador to Turkmenistan since 2014, has spent more than 30 years living and working as an agricultural counselor and embassy worker in places such as Russia, Vienna, India and Mexico. But he first gained an interest in foreign affairs while growing up in Grays Harbor County, specifically Brady. He then attended Montesano High School and Grays Harbor College, where he graduated from with an associate degree in 1975. On Wednesday, Mustard returned to Grays Harbor College to get a tour of how things have changed, and hosted a Q&A lecture in Dr. Gary Murrell’s American politics class to discuss his background and rise to becoming an ambassador.
The Daily World, Nov. 17, 2017

Education center highlights opportunities

In honor of Celebrate American Education Week on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the Stone Education Center on Lewis Main hosted a special education fair on Tuesday inside the college mall. Twenty-six colleges and universities, as well as military transition programs and organizations, set up tables to present educational and transitional opportunities for service members, veterans, spouses and other members of the military community. ... “This is the first time I’ve seen schools work together for the benefit of the student,” said Carol Jack, a counselor at Pierce College. “If there’s something we can’t offer, we direct them to another school.” There were schools like Pacific Lutheran University, Seattle University and The Evergreen State College promoting traditional degree programs for undergraduate and graduate studies. There were also technical schools like Bates Technical College and Clover Park Technical College on hand offering another option for potential students.
Northwest Guardian, Nov. 16, 2017

EdCC launches scholarship campaign to help those with history of incarceration, homelessness

In honor of Edmonds Community College’s President Dr. Jean Hernandez’s service to the college and community, the Edmonds CC Foundation has launched a scholarship endowment campaign to raise $100,000 to provide for students in need of a second chance. The Hernandez-Foy Second Chance Endowed Scholarship will provide funding to students with histories of incarceration or homelessness.
My Edmonds News, Nov. 16, 2017

Capitol Hill land swap creating affordable housing, expanding Seattle Central

The Sound Transit Board approved a Capitol Hill land swap on Thursday that will allow Seattle Central College to reorient its campus while creating more affordable housing along Broadway than previously anticipated. Site D, just north of Seattle Central, was acquired by Sound Transit as a staging area for constructing light rail and head houses for the Capitol Hill Station. The college has the first right of refusal to purchase the site, and has been in a lengthy negotiation period with Sound Transit. The passage of ST3 set requirements for affordable housing around light rail, which is not something Seattle Central has experience creating, the college wanting to use that property to expand its STEM and IT programs. With the swap now proceeding toward final purchase and sale agreements, Seattle Central is planning for a new instructional building that will do that and provide ground-floor retail space, according to a news release that followed the board’s vote on Thursday.
Capitol Hill Times, Nov. 16, 2017

Opinion: $2 million grant is the start of something big in Centralia schools

There are few adverbs or superlatives that provide full justice to the momentous announcement that the TransAlta Coal Transition Board has provided a $2 million grant to the Centralia Community Foundation to jumpstart an initiative that promises to reshape the course of education in the Hub City. It’s a transformative, incredible and even historic development in the history of public education in Centralia. The news, which appears on today’s front page, represents hope for a better future for any child who relies on the Centralia School District to form the baseline for their future possibilities. Beyond that, it offers a plan. ... TransAlta’s investment in the Centralia School District by way of the Centralia Community Foundation will result in new skills for area students and a more attractive environment for businesses that provide high-paying jobs. If done correctly, the district will be able to work with Centralia College and other partners to develop a local workforce for industries currently facing demand for qualified workers.
Centralia Chronicle, Nov. 16, 2017

Spreading your good fortune: Your donations to Fund For The Needy change lives in the Seattle area

It was a bright, spring day last year, and Bahja Abokor and Sarah Welch were circling Russell Investments Center in downtown Seattle. A parking spot seemed impossible to find, and Abokor was ready to call it quits. “I thought, ‘There’s no parking, this is a sign,’” Abokor, now 18, recalled. Abokor was on her way to a Starbucks job fair, and she really did not want to go. School was almost out, and a job did not fit into her summer-fun plans. But Welch insisted — Abokor was going, and Welch was going with her. Abokor and Welch met through Big Brothers Big Sisters, and one of the things Welch wanted to pass on to her “little sister” was a sense of professionalism. ... Things are changing for Abokor, who now describes herself as cheerful most of the time. She moved to a new Starbucks location in Seattle Children’s hospital, where she hopes to meet inspiring medical professionals. Abokor will study dental hygiene at Seattle Central College beginning in January, and plans to go on to grad school to become an oral surgeon.
The Seattle Times, Nov. 16, 2017

CEI announces four presidential finalists

The College of Eastern Idaho (CEI) Board of Trustees selected four finalists for the presidency of CEI. Rick Aman, Ryan Carstens, Anthony Paustain and Richard Pearce were selected from candidates recruited throughout the state, region and nation. ... Ryan Carstens, Ed.D., is the Strategy and Special Projects Associate for the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Previously, he was the President of Spokane Community College, WA.
Local News 8, Nov. 16, 2017

With less than two weeks until swearing-in, Durkan sets priorities

Seattle mayor-elect Jenny Durkan greeted her 61-member transition team at a meeting at McCaw Hall Thursday. Members gave her a standing ovation after her introduction by former King County Executive Ron Sims, who said he is “ecstatic” about Durkan’s win. ... Transition team member Sheila Edwards Lange, president of Seattle Central College, said she’s particularly thrilled that Durkan is seeking to offer two years of free college tuition for public high school students. Seattle already offers one year of tuition to graduates in a handful of high schools. Lange said these programs result in more kids graduating, attending college and completing their degrees. Durkan’s proposal would expand the program so that graduates of all 12 public high schools in Seattle have access, as well as increasing the amount of tuition and support.
KUOW, Nov. 16, 2017

This new food truck mashes up Philly sandwiches and soul food. Here’s where to find it

Chantel Jackson’s new food truck merges her love of Philly sandwiches and soul food. Jackson opened a mobile restaurant bearing her initials last week at Tacoma Community College. CJ’s Phillys will serve on campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. Find the truck between Buildings 7 and 11. Back up five years for how she wound up cobbling together a living making sandwiches. ... In search of even more training, her next stop was the food truck-training program at Bates Technical College. There, she learned hands-on about building and licensing a food truck. The students in that inaugural class followed along as the school launched its own truck.
The News Tribune, Nov. 15, 2017

Trends | Horizons | Education

Opinion: The gentrification of the urban community college

Neither new programs nor trying to emulate or recreate a traditional four-year university campus experience will adequately address the enrollment challenges, argues Christiane Warren. It is an undeniable fact that many community colleges across the country — especially urban, ethnically and socioeconomically diverse colleges — have been struggling in recent years with enrollments that have been declining at sometimes alarming rates. In response, enrollment management directors and senior administrators, along with boards and other stakeholders, have developed emergency plans of action to stem the tide of attrition and to bring new students into their institutions’ classrooms. ... Community college leaders see such programs and certificates as the most important weapon in their arsenal to fight four-year universities in the enrollment battle over the relatively small group of more elite students. Indeed, the needs of those students have begun to dominate the planning and offerings of some urban community colleges as they work to increase their overall enrollments, market value and name recognition. In short, the urban community college is becoming gentrified. But while gentrification may or may not be a beneficial economic development for an urban neighborhood — a topic for another time and place — this approach does not generally work for urban community colleges.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 21, 2017

GAO report on non-tenure-track faculty

The Government Accountability Office on Monday released a report called “Contingent Workforce: Size, Characteristics, Compensation and Work Experiences of Adjunct and Other Non-Tenure-Track Faculty.” The paper follows up on a 2015 GAO report that found instructors off the tenure track earn less and have less stable positions than their tenure-track and tenured counterparts. This time, GAO looked at the makeup of the higher education work force and what professors off the tenure track like and don’t like about their working conditions.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 21, 2017

Growing less equal

Although university leaders speak frequently about college as a driver of social mobility, opining on the need to expand access to poor and underserved populations, inequality permeates American higher education. A new book attempts to quantify just how different top colleges are from their less selective peers — and how institutions’ fortunes have changed since the 1970s. That book, Unequal Colleges in the Age of Disparity, by economist Charles Clotfelter, shows American undergraduate education is less equal today than it was half a century ago. It also explores the many forces contributing to that change.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 21, 2017

International students and enrollment growth

The number of newly enrolled international students in the U.S. grew by 104 percent between 2008 and 2016, far surpassing the overall enrollment growth rate of 3.4 percent, a new analysis by Pew Research found. A summary of the findings notes that this "increase was most pronounced at public colleges and universities, which faced budget cuts during the Great Recession and began to rely more heavily on tuition from foreign students." Pew's analysis, based on student visa data, comes at a time when American universities are concerned about declining enrollments of new international students.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 21, 2017

Opinion: Messy but essential

By Ana Mari Cauce, president of the University of Washington and professor of psychology. Over the past year or two, issues surrounding the exercise of free speech and expression have come to the forefront at colleges around the country. The common narrative about free speech issues that we so often read goes something like this: today’s college students -- overprotected and coddled by parents, poorly educated in high school and exposed to primarily left-leaning faculty — have become soft “snowflakes” who are easily offended by mere words and the slightest of insults, unable or unwilling to tolerate opinions that veer away from some politically correct orthodoxy and unable to engage in hard-hitting debate. This is false in so many ways, and even insulting when you consider the reality of students’ experiences today.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 20, 2017

Guest essay: Why math majors should take creative writing — and vice versa

We cannot paste a series of different classes together in a four-year plan and call that education “interdisciplinary,” argues Julie Van, a recent graduate of the University of Washington. The summer between my junior and senior years of college, I took a chance. Though I was a math major, and saw myself as anything but a writer, I decided to enroll in a study abroad program in Italy focused on creative writing. Surrounded by an overwhelming number of English and creative writing majors, I immediately felt inferior. As we shared our writing in small groups each day, it felt as if everyone else had such mastery and control over language while I was still grappling with finding my voice. I couldn’t help but think: What meaningful contribution could I make as someone without a formal writing background?
The Seattle Times, Nov. 20, 2017

Students get a jump on careers while staying on top of graduation

Allison Gass speaks with excitement about a topic that makes some people break out in a cold sweat: dentistry. “I did a dental observation yesterday,” she said, “and I wanted to jump right in and start helping them.” The senior at Chiawana High School, whose mom attended dental hygienist school, is getting a jump start on her career by taking a 2 1/2-hour class five days a week at Tri-Tech Skills Center. ... With the state increasing requirements for high school graduation — from 20 credits to 24 for the class of 2021 — school districts across the region are working to help students like Gass reach their goals and graduate on time. And that’s where places like Tri-Tech come into play.
Tri-City Herald, Nov. 19, 2017

Amid Title IX turmoil, a shift

The University of Notre Dame for years has been derided for its handling of campus sexual assault. It’s been the subject of multiple prominent lawsuits and federal investigations and was one of the first institutions to be scrutinized under the Obama administration’s heightened rules on these types of cases. Now, recent policy changes at the powerhouse religious institution have once again spurred concerns of victim advocates, who say the new policies might allow a student accused of sexual misconduct to avoid the traditional disciplinary process.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 17, 2017

Opinion: The need for comprehensive approaches to campus safety

The annual Oct. 1 deadline for colleges and universities to disseminate an annual report on the security of their campus communities was a reminder of the Jeanne Clery Act’s goal to increase student safety. Beyond simply disclosing crime statistics, the report shares policy statements and crucial details about an institution’s efforts to communicate, educate and support justice and healing, along with practices that improve and maintain a culture of campus safety. Since the Clery Act was enacted in 1990, decades of surveys have demonstrated that families and students place campus safety at the forefront of the decision-making process when it comes to which college to attend. In a 2015 study, parents listed a safe environment as the most important factor in a campus environment. For students, that was the second most important factor, behind being a good fit.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 17, 2017

Teaching newsletter: Just maybe, student activists aren’t so closed-minded

Campus protests of controversial speakers generate headlines and hand-wringing about many things — especially the intellectual disposition of political activists. When activists’ protests of events end in injuries and cancellations, they are widely seen as examples of mob behavior, and proof of students’ intellectual fragility and insularity. But the dynamics around learning and protest might be more nuanced. This is one conclusion drawn from this year’s newly released National Survey of Student Engagement, or Nessie. This year's report reflects survey data taken this spring about the undergraduate experience of freshmen and seniors at more than 630 baccalaureate institutions.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov. 16, 2017

Politics | Local, State, National

Senate panel would fund NEH, NEA at 2017 levels

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee released a 2018 spending bill Monday that would keep the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts at their 2017 funding levels, in contrast with the Trump administration's recommendations.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 21, 2017

Washington revenues up $319 million

Washington lawmakers on Monday received updated numbers that show state revenues have increased by nearly $319 million for the current two-year state budget, which is now projected to be about $44.4 billion. The numbers released by the Office of Financial Management at a meeting of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council also show that the state is projected to have nearly $2.8 billion in reserves by the end of the biennium. The update comes a week after the state Supreme Court ruled that while lawmakers have made progress in a multiyear effort to fully fund basic education, they are not on track to meet next year's deadline and will remain in contempt of court.
Bellingham Herald, Nov. 20, 2017

Opinion: Legislature hasn’t fixed teacher pay issue

By Neal Kirby, member of the Centralia School District Board of Directors. He is also a former state representative. New education finance laws enacted by the Legislature leave schools with the highest poverty and highest minority counts with the lowest paid teachers and the lowest local levy funding, leaving doubts the state has met its constitutional mandate in Article IX.
Everett Herald, Nov. 20, 2017

Bounty of Promise programs in California

California’s Legislature and governor may have officially signed off on covering tuition costs for the first year of community college last month, but many of the state’s colleges have already been offering some type of tuition-free program on their own. And now questions remain about how those more than 40 tuition-free plans in the state will change once the statewide California Promise goes into effect. Despite the measure being signed into law, the statewide tuition-free initiative is dependent on funding that will need to be secured in the state budget next year, which many college officials are optimistic will happen. The legislation is estimated to cost $31 million.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 20, 2017

Opinion: School funding half-full, half-empty, but not ample

The state Supreme Court poured half a glass for the Legislature regarding its work this year to fix state funding for K-12 education, a 2012 court mandate that the state amply provide for schools while ending the reliance on local school levies to pay for a significant portion of basic education. For the optimists, the glass was half-full of recognition that the Legislature’s plan for full state funding of public K-12 education largely satisfies the mandate. For the pessimists, the glass was half-empty, in that the court said the funding plan as adopted would not be fully in place by the court’s Sept. 1, 2018 deadline. And meeting that deadline would require, by the court’s estimate, about another $1 billion in spending approved during next year’s legislative session.
Everett Herald, Nov. 19, 2017

McCleary funding: Court gives state passing grade — but one key incomplete

Whether one agrees with the state Supreme Court’s McCleary ruling or not, give the court credit for consistency. Since ruling in 2012 that the state wasn’t amply funding the state’s K-12 public schools — the “paramount duty” of the state as spelled out in its constitution — the justices have kept a close watch on the Legislature’s efforts to comply by a 2018 deadline. Mostly, the court has found lawmakers wanting; famously in 2015, the court held the state in contempt and imposed a $100,000-a-day fine, which is still in effect. ... The justices said the school funding plan “when fully implemented, will achieve constitutional compliance according to the benchmarks that have consistently guided judicial oversight.” That is significant. However, three sentences later, the order said the justices “cannot accept part compliance as full compliance.” That significance is still to be determined.
Yakima Herald, Nov. 18, 2017

Opinion: One-party rule in Olympia should not end bipartisan effort

The election this month of Democrat Manka Dhingra to represent the people of the 45th legislative district changes the landscape of the Washington state Senate, resulting in a return to one-party rule in Olympia. However, it does not have to change the bipartisan way in which the Legislature has operated since a group of Democrats joined with Republicans in 2013 to govern by consensus, ushering in unprecedented achievements.
The Seattle Times, Nov. 17, 2017

Education Dept. restores Pell eligibility to nearly 300,000 students

Nearly 300,000 students who used Pell Grants to attend now-shuttered colleges have had their eligibility for the financial aid restored by the Education Department. Last fall, at the urging of Sen. Patty Murray, Democrat of Washington, the department in the Obama administration agreed to use its authority under the Higher Education Act to restore the Pell eligibility of students who had attended colleges that had suddenly closed, including the campuses of the for-profit Corinthian Colleges and ITT Technical Institutes. In April the Trump administration announced that it would follow through on the plan.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov. 17, 2017

GOP bill would force students who don’t graduate to repay Pell Grants

Anew bill, introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, aims to “motivate students” to graduate by taking aim at Pell Grants. The proposal, sponsored by Rep. Francis Rooney, Republican of Florida, and Rep. Ralph Norman, Republican of South Carolina, would compel students to repay Pell Grants — which, unlike loans, do not require repayment — if they did not complete their program within six years. The bill would apply to all students eligible for Pell Grants, including students at community colleges. In a news release announcing the proposal, Mr. Rooney said it would guarantee “more bang for the taxpayer’s buck.” While it is important for Pell Grants to be accessible to low-income students, he said, it is equally as important that the students are “committed to graduating and joining the work force.” The legislation is not likely to move through Congress outside of a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, and even then, its odds of getting enough support to pass are slim. However, several advocates, pointing to the recently passed tax bill in the House, say it is the latest sign of a Republican assault on higher education and students.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov. 17, 2017

House passes GOP tax plan

House Republicans on Thursday pushed through tax reform legislation widely opposed by higher education leaders who say many of its provisions will make a college degree less attainable and hurt the financial strength of institutions. The bill passed by a 227 to 205 vote with 13 Republicans voting against the plan; it did not receive support from any Democrats. The House plan, which was introduced just two weeks ago and did not receive a single hearing, dramatically lowers corporate tax rates and shrinks the number of income tax brackets. It has come in for criticism from higher ed both for the offsetting revenue it seeks from institutions and the elimination of benefits for students.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 17, 2017

Government analysis shows House tax bill would increase the cost of college by $71 billion over a decade

The repeal and revision of higher-education tax benefits in the bill passed Thursday by the House would cost students and families more than $71 billion over the next decade, according to an official analysis by Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation. In a letter obtained by The Washington Post, the committee provides individual scores of the education provisions in the House bill. Those that directly benefit current students, borrowers and employees seeking college credentials amount to tens of billions of dollars in revenue for the government, but lost savings for taxpayers. The committee tallied the costs at the request of Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
The Washington Post, Nov. 16, 2017

What does it mean for a university to offer sanctuary?

The University of Washington is facing a test of what it means to be a so-called sanctuary campus. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has detained a UW student. He’s the first student detainee that the university knows about. KUOW race and equity reporter Liz Jones reported the story; The Record host Bill Radke sat down with Liz to learn more.
KUOW, Nov. 16, 2017

Court says Legislature isn’t done on McCleary. So what now?

The state Legislature needs to speed up its compliance with the Washington state Supreme Court’s McCleary ruling, the court announced Wednesday in a unanimous 9-0 decision. The court said that the Legislature isn’t on track to meet its deadline, as its current solution won’t completely go into effect until the 2019-20 school year. The actual court-mandated deadline is Sept. 1, 2018. It appears that the Legislature might have to come up with another $1 billion in annual revenue in its 2018 session instead of waiting for new income to phase in during 2018-2019 fiscal year.
Crosscut, Nov. 15, 2017

McCleary 101: The ins and outs of Washington’s landmark school-funding case

The state Supreme Court issued a unanimous order Wednesday in the long-running case over Washington’s broken school-finance system. Here’s how we got to this point, and what comes next.
The Seattle Times, Nov. 15, 2017

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