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OSPI Explains: What Is the High School and Beyond Plan?
Washington’s public school students have a wide variety of pathways available to them once they complete high school. To help them plan for those pathways, students complete their…
Feb 15, 2024 | Chelsea Embree
Promising outlook for students and teachers after February Special Election
Washington Voters Support Their Local Public Schools
Preliminary results from the February Special Election show a promising outlook for Washington’s public school levies, and change needed for school bonds. Below is State…
Feb 14, 2024
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Washington Students with Disabilities are Spending More Time Learning Alongside Their Peers, Data Show
Recognizing the disproportionate amount of time that students with disabilities learned in classroom settings separate from their peers, in 2019, the Legislature funded a project…
Feb 07, 2024

Videos

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Educator of the Year Awards: Staff Answer Questions
Washington State's classified staff and teacher of the year nominees answered some questions about public education, their students’ greatest accomplishments, and favorite…
Nov 27, 2023
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Washington State's 2024 Teachers of the Year
Washington's Teacher of the Year program recognizes a cohort of regional finalists and selects one state Teacher of the Year annually. This year's nominees provided insight into…
Nov 17, 2023
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Washington State's 2024 Teachers of the Year
Washington's Teacher of the Year program recognizes a cohort of regional finalists and selects one state Teacher of the Year annually. This year's nominees provided insight into…
Nov 17, 2023

Special Projects

Student Stories by Megan Jewell
Student Stories: Senior Season
I woke this morning in a cold sweat worried I had actually submitted an annotated rough draft of my personal statement with my application to attend Gonzaga University. Being in…
Mar 01, 2024
Student Stories by Sein Kim
Student Stories: Expanding Our Horizons Through School Clubs
High school is all about discovering our potential and building on it along with preparing ourselves academically and socially for the future. Whether you are interested in…
Feb 23, 2024
Student Stories by Monica Velasquez
Student Stories: The Differences Between Philippine and American Schools
With the popularization of foreign exchange programs and movements to adopt teaching methods from other countries, Americans have shown a growing interest in school systems around…
Feb 16, 2024

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