Education

Senate budget committee passes Hawkins-Wellman education bill A bill prime-sponsored by 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins aimed at learning recovery due to impacts of the COVID pandemic, including a pilot project to help districts voluntarily reform their school calendars, was approved today by the Senate Ways and Means Committee. As amended and passed by the committee, Hawkins’... Read More...
Sen. Hawkins
Education committee approves Hawkins’ school calendar bill Following a challenging school year for students, parents, and schools, and anticipating significant learning loss across Washington state, the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee has taken a step forward to address “learning loss” throughout the state. The committee today approved 12th District state Sen. Brad Hawkins’ bipartisan legislation,... Read More...
Hawkins pleased about Inslee’s decision on school employee vaccine access Gov. Jay Inslee’s move yesterday to make all of the state’s public-school employees eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of their age, is good news, says Sen. Brad Hawkins, ranking Republican on the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee. The governor’s action came Monday, one week after Hawkins and... Read More...
Hawkins calls for statewide “School Employee Vaccination Day” Following his Jan. 11 letter with legislative education committee leaders to the governor and state Department of Health urging greater access to the COVID-19 vaccine for school employees, 12th District state Sen. Brad Hawkins is now calling for a statewide “School Employee Vaccination Day.” With the federal government’s recent decision... Read More...
Hawkins sponsors bill to address learning loss Following a challenging school year for students, parents, and schools and anticipating significant learning loss across Washington state, 12th District State Sen. Brad Hawkins has introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at reforming “outdated” school year calendars that leave students with nearly three months each year with no school instruction. Hawkins, the... Read More...
More than 2,200 respond to Hawkins’ COVID-19 vaccination survey An online survey that was emailed to more than 36,000 recipients of 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins’ e-newsletter revealed that a strong majority of respondents plan to receive a COVID-19 vaccination when it is available to them, but only a slight majority believed that vaccinations should be required for all... Read More...