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TK Kids
Youngest Learners in Evergreen Public Schools Make Gains in Transition to Kindergarten Program
Dana Shrock’s classroom isn’t just desks and a whiteboard. It has a movement area with obstacle courses and trampolines. It has a math area with games and books. And one area of…
Jun 27, 2024
Washington School Recognition Program 2024
571 Public K–12 Schools Receive State Recognition for Outstanding Achievement
For years, the Washington School Recognition Program has honored K–12 public schools across the state for closing opportunity gaps and for students’ growth and academic…
Jun 25, 2024
Superintendent's Statement
Superintendent Chris Reykdal’s Statement on Tragic Death of Seattle High School Student
My heart is broken for the senseless death of a high school student in Seattle yesterday, and I am praying for the victim’s family, friends, and the entire Seattle Public Schools…
Jun 07, 2024

Videos

Reykdal to Grads
Superintendent Reykdal to Class of 2024 Graduates
State Superintendent Chris Reykdal shares a message with the Washington students graduating from high school in the Class of 2024. 
Jun 06, 2024
Superintendent's High School Art Show 2024
Superintendent's 51st Annual Art Show
Now in its 51st year, the annual Superintendent’s High School Art Show honors the work of high school students across the state. This year’s award recipients represent every…
May 30, 2024
BizTown
Elementary Students Take Charge Running Their Own BizTown!
BizTown is a day-long learning experience that brings in-class instruction to life in a simulated town. Students operate banks, manage restaurants, write checks, vote for a mayor…
Apr 30, 2024

Special Projects

The College Application Chronicles by Megan Jewell
Student Stories: Where'd All the Time Go?
As I stared at my Google Calendar, I was faced with the one dark blue box in the midst of my many pink to-dos: “Graduation.” T-10 days. For months everything has felt so…
Jul 10, 2024
OSPI Student Stories by Trillium Keith
Student Stories: What Is Senioritis?
As a senior in her final semester of high school, I have been hearing an uncountable number of students in my position self-diagnosing with the mysterious prognosis of senioritis…
May 08, 2024
The College Application Chronicles by Megan Jewell
Student Stories: “What do you write, my lord? Words, words, words.”
I’ve been thinking a lot about writing lately. I can’t seem to escape it. I doubt there will ever come a time in my life again where I do nearly as much writing as I have been…
May 02, 2024

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