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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

Washington's Public Schools Will Continue to Protect Student Privacy and Safety

In early March, the Legislature passed Initiative 2081 (I-2081), establishing the Parents’ Bill of Rights in Washington state. While the initiative overlaps or mirrors existing…
Jun 05, 2024
Superintendent's Award

High School Students Across Washington Honored in State Superintendent’s 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. Today, the Office of Superintendent of Public…
May 30, 2024
2024 PAEMST Finalists

Four Washington Educators Are Finalists for Presidential STEM Teaching Award

Every year, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST) recognizes educators for their deep knowledge of the subjects they teach and their ability…
May 15, 2024
SUN Bucks

New SUN Bucks Program Supports Summer Food Access for Washington Children

More than 500,000 Washington children will receive funds this summer to help buy food through a new Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) program called SUN Bucks. In December…
May 13, 2024
Students studying

Five Washington Students Named 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars

Every year since 1964, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) selects high school seniors from across the country for recognition as U.S. Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s…
May 09, 2024

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