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Governor Inslee is right to support individual tutoring to help students make up for COVID learning loss

Earlier this year Senator John Braun (R-Centralia) introduced SB 5248 to provide funding for individual tutoring to help students recover from the learning losses resulting from the COVID school shutdowns.

The Democratic leadership included his bill in the state budget (as Section 1517(47)(o)), passed it on a bi-partisan vote and sent it to the governor. The Braun provision provides $27 million in state funds and $97 million in federal funds for individual student tutoring.

In researching the tutoring funding I noticed that in May Governor Inslee vetoed this provision. I contacted the Governor...


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