OLYMPIA, Wash. - Governor Jay Inslee is pushing lawmakers to continue working on a new system to give letter grades to schools.
Last week, Inslee shot down a Senate proposal to give letter grades to schools. Inslee says he likes the concept, but not the execution.
He wants the grading approach to be nuanced, but not so complicated that no one understands it.
Inslee says he wouldn't give just one letter grade to each school, as lawmakers have proposed. He wants to see schools get grades for various things, including graduation rates and test scores. The governor also has alternatives to other school reform ideas coming out of the Legislature, including helping kids learn to read by the end of third grade.