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By Izumi Hansen
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

Funding issues haunt Legislature's response to court-ordered basic education reforms

A look at school issues legislators have to tackle, starting this week


OLYMPIA — Teachers' compensation, teacher-shortage, the educational opportunity gap and school districts' operating levies are all on Washington state legislators' agenda this session as the state Supreme Court's McCleary mandate-along with the court's $100,000 per day contempt citation- loom over the proceedings.

The 2016 session began Jan. 11, in Olympia.

The Washington State Supreme Court in its January 2012 McCleary v. State of Washington decision, determined the state was not fulfilling its constitutional requirement to fund basic education for all students, including compensation fo...

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