Category Archives: In the News

Court: Compliance reached in education funding case

The Associated Press

A long-running court case over the adequacy of education funding in Washington state has ended, with the state Supreme Court on Thursday lifting its jurisdiction over the case and dropping daily sanctions after the Legislature funneled billions more dollars into public schools. Read more…

Washington Supreme Court Ends Decade-Long School Funding Case

KUOW-FM (NPR)

The Washington Supreme Court has ended the decade-old school funding case known as McCleary. The high court issued an order Thursday that said the state has complied with the mandate to fully fund its new system of basic education by September of this year. Listen to the story…

McCleary is over, but work to improve education in Washington is not

The Seattle Times

Make no mistake: The work to improve education for all students is far from finished. Read more…

Washington Supreme Court ends long-running McCleary education case against the state

The Seattle Times

OLYMPIA — In a short, unanimous ruling, the Washington Supreme Court Thursday brought an end to the yearslong school-funding saga known as the McCleary decision. Read more…

Legislature met its duty on public schools, Supreme Court says

The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review

After some six years of debate and political jousting, ending in billions of dollars of extra money for schools, raises for teachers and a significant revision in the state’s property tax system, the McCleary case is over. Read more…