Education

Elections 2016

Charter-school backers spending $116,000 to try to unseat state Supreme Court justice

Stand for Children, a major proponent of charter schools in Washington, has spent $116,000 to help a candidate who is looking to unseat state Supreme Court Justice Barbara Madsen. Madsen, the court’s chief justice, wrote last year’s majority opinion striking down Washington’s system of charter schools, which voters approved in 2012. Together, the independent expenditures supporting Greg Zempel, Madsen’s opponent, are the largest seen in a judicial race in Washington since 2010.

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VIDEO: Ohop homestead potential STEM site for Eatonville Schools

Nisqually Land Trust Executive Director Joe Kane gives a June 21st tour of the former four-generation Burwash family farm in Ohop Valley. The Eatonville School District is considering turning the historic homestead and its remaining structures into an ag-based, STEM campus.
Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com
VIDEO: Ohop homestead potential STEM site for Eatonville Schools 4:09

VIDEO: Ohop homestead potential STEM site for Eatonville Schools

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VIDEO: South Puget Sound Community College graduation

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VIDEO: Capital High Graduation

VIDEO: Olympia High Graduation 1:43

VIDEO: Olympia High Graduation