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Saturday, March 30, 2013 - Page updated at 08:46 PM

The state's education-funding dilemma

The Washington Constitution says the state must make "ample provision" for the education of all children, but a recent lawsuit claimed the state has been shirking that duty. The Washington Supreme Court agreed last year, ruling the state must rely less on local levies for K-12 schools and start paying for programs it doesn't fully fund. Finding that extra money is one of the top issues facing lawmakers this legislative session. Here's a look at education funding and where it may be headed.

Sources: Senate Ways and Means Committee, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Reporting by Seattle Times reporters Brian M. Rosenthal, Andrew Garber, Linda Shaw and Justin Mayo Graphics by Kelly Shea

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