Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- Bellingham Store First To Open, Sell Legal Pot In Wash., Seattle Store Follows
- Where The First State-Licensed Pot Shops Are, And Why Some Will Wait To Open
- The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before
- Little-Known Medical Marijuana Loophole Allows Teens To Get Lots of Pot
- Deaf Student Claims Medical School In Yakima Denied Him Access
News & Music Contributors
Thu March 29, 2012
McKenna, Inslee together on teacher evaluation law
Gubernatorial candidates Rob McKenna and Jay Inslee are praising a new law that passed the state Legislature this year making evaluations a part of how teachers are judged.
McKenna, the Republican attorney general, and the Democrat Inslee both appeared at a Thursday event in Seattle sponsored by the Alliance for Education. McKenna has made education a key part of his campaign. He said the new evaluation law will probably need further legislation to make sure it is implemented. Inslee called it a "good start" and said he'd unveil his education agenda soon.
The new law uses improvement in student test scores as a factor in hiring, firing and tenure decisions for teachers.