Access & Opportunity in Education

Washington aims to provide equitable learning opportunities to all students in the state. These programs provide various funding and supports for students and schools.

Migrant and Multilingual Education

Migrant and multilingual students often face academic challenges created by frequent moves, educational disruption, and cultural and language problems. OSPI supports their success by providing tools, resources, guidance, and more.

Native Education

OSPI supports the education of Native American youth by creating and promoting strategies that integrate the teaching of Native American history, culture, language, and government.

Students Experiencing Homelessness

Washington receives funding each year from the U.S. Department of Education and the Washington State Legislature to support the education of students experiencing homelessness.

Foster Care

OSPI supports students in foster care by encouraging innovative practices that reduce educational disruptions, strengthen school stability, and improve academic performance.

Institutional Education

Washington state provides K–12 basic education services to incarcerated and previously incarcerated juveniles. The goal is to provide these students the opportunity to meet the same learning standards that all children in the state are expected to meet.

Military Kids

There are 136,000 military families living in Washington state. At the state level, OSPI focuses on educating our K–12 teachers on how to support military youth in schools and communities before, during, and after the deployment of a parent, guardian, or loved one.

Children of Incarcerated Parents

These pages provide information and technical assistance to parents, families, teachers, school administrators, and the public in order to improve services to children whose parents or guardians are incarcerated.