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Regain federal education waiver, funding for at-risk students
Sen Steve Litzow on the Floor for National Guard Day at the  Senate.
Regain federal education waiver, funding for at-risk students
Wednesday evening the Washington State Senate approved legislation from Sen. Steve Litzow that would help the state regain its federal education waiver. After failing to comply with federal education requirements, Washington lost its waiver from No Child Left Behind policies in April 2014. That resulted in $40 million being taken...
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High quality early learning helps all Washington students
Sen. Steve Litzow and Rep. Ruth Kagi
High quality early learning helps all Washington students
Children would begin kindergarten better prepared for success under the Early Start Act from Sen. Steve Litzow, which provides parents with access to high quality early learning programs. The bipartisan bill, which has the support of education and children’s advocates, passed the state Senate Tuesday evening. “Research shows that children...
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Interpersonal skills drive student success
Interpersonal skills drive student success
Interpersonal skills drive student success
While academic skills have been and will remain the cornerstone of public education, emerging research has shown that personal and behavioral skills, such as listening and working well with others, drives academic achievement. Legislation establishing benchmarks and curriculum led by Sen. Steve Litzow was today approved by the Washington State...
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Talking student emotional health on KUOW
Sen. Litzow with students from Pacific Middle School who testified in support of the social/emotional learning standards.
Talking student emotional health on KUOW
Earlier this week I had the opportunity to speak with Ross Reynolds of 94.9 FM KUOW’s ‘The Record’ about a bill I sponsored to include social and emotional health benchmarks in public schools. Ross also spoke with one of the students from Pacific Middle School in Des Moines who had come down to testify...
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