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The Washington State Board of Education Press Releases

80 Press Releases
  • Published on October 26, 2020 - 18:35 GMT

    SBE Welcomes Returning Member, Patty Wood

    OLYMPIA, WA - The State Board of Education (SBE) welcomes returning member, Patty Wood (Kelso), following an election by school board members for Western Region for Position 4*. Wood will begin her second four-year term on January 11, 2021. "On the …

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  • Published on October 15, 2020 - 17:14 GMT

    Relationships in Education with Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond

    During a Board meeting this fall, Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, President of the California State Board of Education, and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute visited the SBE and presented about the ideas in a recent article “Restarting and Reinventing School …

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  • Published on September 18, 2020 - 14:25 GMT

    September Board Meeting Recap

    SBE held its annual retreat and Board meeting September 15-17 and discussed graduation requirements rules, legislative priorities, private schools, and more. You can find a recording of the retreat and meeting on SBE’s meetings page, as well as links to …

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  • Published on September 14, 2020 - 15:07 GMT

    Behavioral Health Resources during COVID-19 (Dept. of Health)

    The following is courtesy of the Washington State Department of Health. Please consider asking schools to share the following resources with their families and educators to help them identify and understand behavioral health impacts during the COVID-19 …

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  • Published on September 9, 2020 - 16:42 GMT

    SBE to Host Leaders in Native Education

    In about one week, on Thursday, September 17 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., SBE Board Members will host leaders in native education for a panel discussion on compact schools, school mascots, the Since Time Immemorial curriculum, and more. The panel will be …

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  • Published on August 24, 2020 - 21:39 GMT

    Modern Day Racism in Education

    The State Board of Education hosted a student voice panel on August 24 from 12:30-2:00 p.m. facilitated by Margarita Amezcua (SBE's west-side student Board member). The session was entitled "Modern Day Racism in Education." The goal of this …

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  • Published on August 17, 2020 - 16:29 GMT

    Graduation Pathway Options Report

    The Washington Legislature directed the State Board of Education (SBE) to provide an analysis of the equity and adequacy of new graduation pathway options through stakeholder outreach and engagement. The report, Washington Graduation Pathway Options: …

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  • Published on August 13, 2020 - 14:56 GMT

    Graduation Requirements Rules Update

    SBE staff hosted a webinar on August 6 to describe the proposed changes to graduation requirements rules and answered questions from the field. You can find the recording, PowerPoint, and materials linked in the post-webinar email that was sent to …

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  • Published on August 10, 2020 - 16:34 GMT

    Why Mastery-based Learning?

    What is Mastery-Based Learning (MBL)? The state defined mastery-based learning (MBL) in E2SHB (Senate House Bill) 1599 Sec. 301: Students advance upon demonstrated mastery of content; Competencies include explicit, measurable, transferable learning …

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  • Published on July 10, 2020 - 18:21 GMT

    July Meeting Recap

    The following is a brief summary of the July Board Meeting held this past week:  McKenna Roberts, new student member. During the July meeting, junior McKenna Roberts (Okanogan) was sworn-in as the east-side student representative.  Legislative panel. …

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  • Published on July 8, 2020 - 15:40 GMT

    State Board Welcomes New Student Member

    Summary: Okanagan high school junior, McKenna Roberts, was sworn in to serve on the Washington State Board of Education during the July Board meeting. McKenna Roberts will serve on the Washington State Board of Education (SBE) as Eastern Washington student …

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  • Published on June 29, 2020 - 15:10 GMT

    June Work Session Recap

    On June 17, 2020, the State Board of Education held a work session to discuss the long-term impacts of COVID-19 school building closures, related disruptions to learning, and the challenges with reopening schools during the ongoing public health crisis. …

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  • Published on June 5, 2020 - 01:42 GMT

    SBE's Commitment to Racial Equity

    The recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor are grim reminders of the violence against Black lives and persistent racial injustice in America. Our education system contributes to this injustice through a history of inequitable …

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  • Published on June 4, 2020 - 23:29 GMT

    SBE's Commitment to Racial Equity

    The recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor are grim reminders of the violence against Black lives and persistent racial injustice in America. Our education system contributes to this injustice through a history of inequitable …

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  • Published on May 19, 2020 - 18:54 GMT

    State Board Welcomes Kevin Wang, New Member

    Summary: Governor J. Inslee has appointed Kevin Wang, former educator and Microsoft engineer to the Washington State Board of Education. Educator, engineer, and social entrepreneur, Kevin Wang of Bellevue was appointed to the State Board of Education and …

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  • Published on May 18, 2020 - 15:22 GMT

    Student Member Gives Final Presentation for State Board

    Last week, student Board Member, Autymn Wilde (Spokane Valley), gave her final presentation to the State Board of Education virtually. As a junior member last year, and this year, as mentor and senior, Autymn brought a passion for student support and …

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  • Published on April 22, 2020 - 15:00 GMT

    State Celebrates Schools During School Recognition Week

    Summary: The State Board of Education, the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC), and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction have identified 391 schools state-wide to receive recognition.  Schools in …

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  • Published on April 13, 2020 - 19:44 GMT

    New Guidance for Competency/Mastery Crediting Now Available

    In light of the spread of the novel coronavirus, SBE requested additional waiver authority from the state legislature so that we would be in position to address the needs of graduating seniors who are unable to meet the graduation credit requirements as a …

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  • Published on April 7, 2020 - 23:08 GMT

    Flexibility for graduating seniors approved by State Board

    The Washington State Board of Education (SBE) approved emergency rules Wednesday, April 8 that allow flexibility and local-approval following extensive school building closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak. At a special Board Meeting April 8, the State …

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  • Published on April 7, 2020 - 00:34 GMT

    State to Host Special Meeting: Graduation Requirements

    The State Board will review the following content at a special Board Meeting on April 8 in order to approve and adopt draft rules regarding the Class of 2020 graduation requirements. Public comment will be accepted via email only at sbe@k12.wa.us. Please …

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