Monica Stonier

Four women in red shirts carry picket signs.

One of the educators on strike in southwest Washington is a state lawmaker

BY: - August 31, 2023

It’s a familiar sight: a Democratic lawmaker walks a picket line, champions labor rights and meets with workers on strike.  But it’s not often a state representative participates in a walkout because they’re one of those workers.  Enter Rep. Monica Stonier, a Vancouver Democrat.  Stonier is an instructional coach, providing professional development training to teachers […]

Planning begins for Washington law offering new pathways to high school graduation

BY: - August 17, 2023

Washington students will soon be able to use workforce experience to graduate high school.  At a State Board of Education meeting on Thursday, members began hammering out proposed rules to put House Bill 1308 into effect. The law, approved during this year’s legislative session, allows high school students to move toward graduation by completing a […]