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The Washington State Board of Education Press Releases

77 Press Releases
  • Published on November 1, 2022 - 17:35 GMT

    Statement: ethnic studies grad. requirement

    The Board has received several public comments about a potential “vote on ethnic studies” over the past few days. This is not accurate. Please read on to find out what will actually be discussed at this week’s meeting. Will the Board vote on an ethnic …

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  • Published on November 1, 2022 - 16:26 GMT

    Statement: ethnic studies grad. requirement

    The Board has received several public comments about a potential “vote on ethnic studies” over the past few days. This is not accurate. Please read on to find out what will actually be discussed at this week’s meeting. Will the Board vote on an ethnic …

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  • Published on October 24, 2022 - 20:59 GMT

    Students' advice for lawmakers

    SBE recently posted a coloring sheet activity to pair with a naming contest that is going on now. The sheet asked two questions in addition to a name submission for the SBE Seal. Here is a brief summary from the nearly 200 students who participated. Find …

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  • Published on August 1, 2022 - 18:47 GMT

    The real SBE seal

    The Washington State Board must adopt a seal, and that seal shall be kept in the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (28A.305.130).  Adopted on behalf of the Board in summer 2022 with 100 percent donated funds, the State Board’s seal is an …

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  • Published on July 13, 2022 - 23:09 GMT

    Resolution honoring student voice

    During the first day of the July meeting, the State Board of Education honored past, present, and future student Board members by passing a resolution honoring student voice. The resolution comes after last session when the legislature passed SSB 5497, …

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  • Published on June 1, 2022 - 21:06 GMT

    Tell us about graduation pathway options

    It's the end of the school year, let's reflect. Graduation pathway options went into effect for the Class of 2020, but the last two years have been anything but typical. How, after more than two years in a pandemic, do we see our students' …

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  • Published on May 26, 2022 - 22:23 GMT

    As a Board, that's what we'll do

    It should not take events like what happened in Uvalde to get us to see that our students deserve better. It is not enough to offer condolences. We need to focus on what we can do. As a Board, that’s what we will do. The first priority in our strategic …

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  • Published on May 18, 2022 - 17:02 GMT

    Basic Education Compliance

    In our state, SBE is responsible for certifying that school district are in compliance with the program requirements of Basic Education (WAC 180-16-195, WAC 180-16-200, and RCW 28A.150.220(7)) each year. This gives the Board an opportunity to work with …

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  • Published on May 10, 2022 - 16:38 GMT

    Student feedback on graduation alignment

    As part of our work on the alignment of graduation requirements with the Washington Profile of a Graduate, SBE staff attended the Association of Washington Student Leaders (AWSL) student voice meeting on April 11, the Washington State School Directors …

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  • Published on May 3, 2022 - 15:21 GMT

    Thank You, McKenna Roberts!

    The State Board of Education will say farewell to one of its most influential student Board members at the upcoming May Board meeting: McKenna Roberts. McKenna was selected by the Association of Washington Student Leaders as a sophomore and served on the …

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  • Published on May 2, 2022 - 19:51 GMT

    New Student to Join Board of Ed.

    The State Board of Education is excited to announce the addition of Donalda Brantley as new student Board member, and east-side student representative. Donalda is a current sophomore at John R. Rogers High School in Spokane. Her first meeting as a Board …

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  • Published on April 28, 2022 - 16:37 GMT

    New Student to Join Board of Ed.

    The State Board of Education is excited to announce the addition of Donalda Brantley as new student Board member, and east-side student representative. Donalda is a current sophomore at John R. Rogers High School in Spokane. Her first meeting as a Board …

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  • Published on March 31, 2022 - 18:18 GMT

    WA's Mandatory & Encouraged Ed. Offerings

    Washington State Board of Education 600 Washington Street SE P.O. Box 47206 Olympia, WA 98504 Phone: 360.725.6025 TTY: 360.664.3631 Email: sbe@k12.wa.us

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  • Published on March 15, 2022 - 19:23 GMT

    Emergency Waiver Rules

    At the March meeting, the State Board discussed whether the emergency waiver program (Graduation Requirement Emergency Waiver program - GREW) should be extended to students graduating in 2023 and beyond, and what changes, if any, should be made.  The GREW …

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  • Published on March 9, 2022 - 22:38 GMT

    Standards-based Grading

    Has your district adopted standards-based grading? If so, please let us know. You could be featured in future state-wide SBE outreach! Standards-based grading is used in mastery-based education. See the table below from the Aurora Institute. Traditional …

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  • Published on March 3, 2022 - 00:26 GMT

    Student Members Get the Vote

    On March 1, the Washington State House of Representatives debated the bill that would give student members voting rights on the Board. The bill passed with 60 yeas and 38 nays. Both student representatives and several of their peers had testified in …

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  • Published on February 4, 2022 - 00:03 GMT

    Graduation Requirement Emergency Waivers

    At the upcoming March 9-10 meeting, the State Board of Education will consider rules on graduation requirement emergency waivers for upcoming graduating classes, specifically focused on (but not limited to) the Class of 2023. Since the beginning of the …

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  • Published on January 20, 2022 - 20:28 GMT

    State Awards Schools with Funds for Mastery-based Learning

    SBE is excited to offer funding and support to eighteen schools across our state. These awards support mastery-based learning (MBL) - sometimes called competency-based education. SBE invited schools to apply to be part of the state’s new Mastery-based …

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  • Published on January 20, 2022 - 18:48 GMT

    State Awards Schools with Funds for Mastery-based Learning

    SBE is excited to offer funding and support to eighteen schools across our state. These awards support mastery-based learning (MBL) - sometimes called competency-based education. SBE invited schools to apply to be part of the state’s new Mastery-based …

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  • Published on January 18, 2022 - 18:59 GMT

    Students Testify on Vote

    This past week, students from different high schools in Washington testified to the Legislature in support of Senate Bill 5497. SB 5497 gives student Board members voting rights on the Board. The State Board has been working to better center the voices of …

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