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Gov. says Wash. school reform is required

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SEATTLE, Wash. - Gov. Chris Gregoire says she'll keep lawmakers in Olympia until they resolve their debate over school reform.
     
As the end of the legislative session nears, the Senate and the House have yet to reach a compromise on this session's education reform measures.
     
The first issue is how should the state prepare to apply for a piece of the $4.35 billion the federal government wants to split among states involved in education reform.
     
The second issue is what should be the next step toward revising the way Washington pays for basic education.
     
Lawmakers in the House say the two issues should not be separated. The Senate has approved the reforms associated with the federal Race to the Top competition, but they want to hold off on education finance reform.
     
But lawmakers in both houses say negotiations continue.

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