Education

Senate education plan a big win for Tri-Cities We are now in the fourth week of the 2017 legislative session, and it has been an eventful time. A big challenge for this year’s session is reaching an education-funding agreement that meets the demands of the Supreme Court’s McCleary ruling. Please keep reading for more information about the Senate... Read More...
Kennewick School District awarded top state grant to reduce class sizes This week the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction named 21 school districts that will receive grants to reduce the student-teacher ratios in their K-3 classes. The nearly $234 million in state funds will be used by districts on capital projects to provide more classroom space and flexibility. Sen. Sharon... Read More...
Senate work session examines importance of STEM education   Delta High School students among those testifying via ground-breaking technology live from Columbia Basin College     A work session held this morning by the Senate Trade and Economic Development Committee examined the importance of having a skilled and well-educated workforce and took an in-depth look at the role of science,... Read More...
Deep Dive: Education in the 2014 Session Every session has its challenges – its failures and successes. The 2014 Session was no different. Over the next few weeks, I’d like to use these e-news updates to take a deep dive into some of the issues impacting you, and examine how the Legislature tackled these challenges during the... Read More...
In the News: Test-based evaluations wasteful, ineffective By Kennewick School District Superintendent Dave Bond In its Feb. 28 editorial, the Tri-City Herald editorial board criticized Sen. Sharon Brown for her vote on SB 5246 (Teacher and Principal Evaluation Process). In my opinion, Brown did her homework and voted correctly. She understands that the use of state tests... Read More...
Bridges to a Better Government E-Newsletter for June 30, 2013 I fought hard to represent our district and as a result, Delta High School will receive $5.4 million in new funding. Delta is a shining example of a leader in statewide education. Their focus on the key STEM education areas (science, technology, engineering, and math) and ability to weave English,... Read More...
Latest budget proposal gets a thumb’s-up from Senator Brown Sen. Sharon Brown today voted for an updated state-government spending plan that she says focuses on education as the state’s top budget priority, while protecting Washington’s fragile economic recovery. “The Majority Coalition Caucus’ original budget proposal put education first, limited the growth of non-education spending and contained no new taxes.... Read More...
Sharon Brown comments on MCC education reform Washington State’s 8th District Senator, Sharon Brown, talks about the landmark education reform bills sponsored by the Majority Coalition Caucus that passed the Washington State Senate during “education day” Wednesday. Read More...
Bill to reprimand dishonest teachers is Brown’s first to win approval Today the Washington State Senate voted unanimously to pass legislation that would make teachers pay a price for submitting fraudulent test scores. Senate Bill 5701, sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, would add the Professional Educator Standards Board to the list of organizations that may file complaints with the state... Read More...