McCleary v. State http://www.kplu.org en School Funding Lawsuit Prompts Hearing On Separation Of Powers http://www.kplu.org/post/school-funding-lawsuit-prompts-hearing-separation-powers <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/154783243&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The Washington Supreme Court could hold state lawmakers in contempt over school funding. But is the high court overstepping its bounds? A Republican-led legislative panel held a hearing Monday on separation of powers.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:31:53 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17190 at http://www.kplu.org School Funding Lawsuit Prompts Hearing On Separation Of Powers Washington Supreme Court Orders ‘State’ To Contempt Hearing In McCleary Case http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-supreme-court-orders-state-contempt-hearing-mccleary-case <p>A frustrated Washington Supreme Court appears ready to hold state officials in contempt.</p><p>The high court late Thursday ordered the “state” to appear at a hearing in September to address the lack of a plan to fully fund basic education.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:39:56 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17135 at http://www.kplu.org Washington Supreme Court Orders ‘State’ To Contempt Hearing In McCleary Case McCleary Attorney: Wash. Lawmakers' School Funding Report 'A Bunch of Malarky' http://www.kplu.org/post/mccleary-attorney-wash-lawmakers-school-funding-report-bunch-malarky <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/147318281&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>A lawyer who argued a landmark&nbsp;education funding case before the Washington Supreme Court says state lawmakers are still dragging their feet in meeting the mandate justices set out: develop, by this week, a "complete plan" to pump billions of new dollars into the state's public schools.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 01:00:30 +0000 Kyle Stokes 16350 at http://www.kplu.org McCleary Attorney: Wash. Lawmakers' School Funding Report 'A Bunch of Malarky' Wash. Superintendent's Estimate For Ed Funding Nearly Twice That Of Lawmakers' http://www.kplu.org/post/wash-superintendents-estimate-ed-funding-nearly-twice-lawmakers <p>Washington's top elected school official is urging state lawmakers to think bigger as they craft a court-ordered plan to increase education funding for the state's K-12 schools.</p><p>Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn this week&nbsp;<a href="https://www.k12.wa.us/Communications/PressReleases2014/McClearyPlan.pdf" target="_blank">unveiled a plan to increase education funding by $6.7 billion</a> by the 2017-2018 school year. That's&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">nearly twice as much as <a href="http://www.leg.wa.gov/JointCommittees/EFTF/Documents/JTFEF%20Final%20Report%20-%20combined%20(2).pdf" target="_blank">the amount state legislative analysts estimate is needed</a> to comply with the landmark McCleary decision. In the 2012</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;case, the&nbsp;</span>state Supreme Court&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ordered lawmakers to fully fund K-12 schools by 2018.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:37:29 +0000 Kyle Stokes 16235 at http://www.kplu.org Wash. Superintendent's Estimate For Ed Funding Nearly Twice That Of Lawmakers' Fight over education funding heads to state Supreme Court http://www.kplu.org/post/fight-over-education-funding-heads-state-supreme-court <p>The state constitution says it&rsquo;s Washington&rsquo;s &ldquo;paramount duty to make ample provisions for the education of all children,&rdquo; but is it failing to do that? This afternoon, the state Supreme Court will consider arguments on both sides.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 15:50:51 +0000 Charla Bear 1955 at http://www.kplu.org Fight over education funding heads to state Supreme Court