The Network for Excellence in Washington Schools (NEWS) is a statewide coalition of 430 community groups, school districts and education associations fighting for full and ample funding of K-12 education. Our members represent students, parents, teachers, administrators and other citizens who are united in advocacy for public school funding.

In 2012, NEWS won an historic victory when the Washington State Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the State of Washington is violating its constitutional “paramount duty” to amply fund the education of all K-12 students. Today, we stand together to ensure that the court’s landmark ruling in the McCleary v. State case is enforced.

NEWS urgest contempt of court against Legislature

NEWS urgest contempt of court against Legislature

NEWS urges contempt of court against the Legislature; Supreme Court responds unanimously and summons State to appear on Sept. 3

In response to a court-mandated legislative “progress” report from the State to the Washington Supreme Court, the Network for Excellence in Washington Schools on May 21, 2014, asked the high court to hold the Legislature in contempt. Read more... On June 12, the Supreme Court responded, summoning the State to appear before the court on Sept. 3 to address why it should not be held in contempt for violating McCleary rulings. Read the Supreme Court order.