Washington state schools chief requests $878 million for schools

09/23/2004 | Seattle Times, The

Terry Bergeson is asking lawmakers for an additional $878 million to help schools meet the goals of the state's 10-year-old education reform law. Included in Bergeson's proposal are $252 million to cover cost-of-living increases for teachers and $190 million to help students pass the Washington Assessment of Student Learning exam, which is set to become a graduation requirement.

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