The Network for Excellence in Washington Schools (NEWS) is a statewide coalition of more than 420 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.

Supreme Court: Speed up McCleary funding

Supreme Court: Speed up McCleary funding

Court orders Legislature to quicken the pace on McCleary

The Washington State Supreme Court has turned up the heat on legislators to provide billions of dollars in K-12 funding to local school districts by 2018 to finally rectify decades of unconstitutional underfunding, including fully funding salary increases, materials and operations, transportation and both the staffing and construction costs for full-day kindergarten. Read more.