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State Board of Education debates including the word “caste” in equity statement

At a recent meeting, the Washington State Board of Education (SBE) discussed and approved proposed changes to a draft of a new Equity Statement. The...Read More

Report examines effects of COVID-19 on educational outcomes in Washington State

A new report from the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) examines the effects of COVID-19, including school closures and remote learning, on K-12 students’ learning....Read More

Bill aims to make it easier for teachers to live where they work. Here’s how it would be implemented

A public hearing was held Tuesday for a bill that would allow any school district to build teachers’ cottages or other housing units for school...Read More

Washington’s public K–12 schools will receive $1.853 billion from ARP Act (on top of $1.042 billion previously appropriated by Congress)

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act includes $122.7 billion for a third round of the elementary and secondary school emergency relief (ESSER) fund. These funds...Read More

Senate passes bills on unemployment tax relief and equity training in schools

The state Senate passed bills on Wednesday related to unemployment insurance (UI) and equity training in schools. The UI bill provides tax relief for employers...Read More

Video: 2020 OSPI General Election Debate

On Thursday, September 17th, the Washington State Wire hosted a virtual debate between the general election candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction: Chris Reykdal and...Read More

Discrepancy found in OSPI candidate Maia Espinoza’s voters’ guide statement

In May, Maia Espinoza, a general election candidate for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), submitted a voters’ guide candidate statement to the...Read More

Counties taking cautious approach to resuming in-person learning

School districts in several counties are sticking to full remote learning models despite meeting Department of Health (DOH) standards for partially resuming in-person instruction at...Read More

King County Council passes implementation plan for $318 million education investment

This week, the King County Council unanimously passed the implementation plan for the Puget Sound Taxpayer Accountability Account (PSTAA), which will trigger an investment of...Read More

OSPI General Election debate slated for September 17th

Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal and his general election challenger, Maia Espinoza, will face off on September 17th in a debate hosted by...Read More