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WA high schools to observe Temperance and Good Citizenship Day

Good Citizenship Day

OLYMPIA—On Tuesday, January 16, public high schools throughout Washington will observe Temperance and Good Citizenship Day, an annual event created in 1923 to educate future voters about the importance of civic engagement. In partnership with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Office of the Secretary of State offers resources to support K–12 educators […]

Washington public school enrollment climbs by nearly 2,000 students

washington school enrollment

OLYMPIA, Wash., December 6, 2023—Today, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) announced that enrollment in the Washington public school system this fall has climbed by nearly 2,000 students when compared to fall of last school year. Approximately 1,092,977 students were enrolled at the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year. The largest increases over […]

Washington students see high performance on national ACT Test

ACT Test

OLYMPIA—October 16, 2023—The College Board has released results from the 2023 ACT Test high school assessment. The data show that Washington’s students continue to perform in the top 15 states, and that Washington is 1 of just 5 states that has seen an increase in scores since 2021, the first “typical” year after the major […]

State Superintendent Chris Reykdal announces 2024 supplemental budget

Reykdal budget

OLYMPIA, Wash., September 28, 2023—Today, State Superintendent Chris Reykdal announces his 2024 supplemental budget priorities. Reykdal’s office will submit the proposals to Governor Inslee and the Office of Financial Management, and then the Legislature will consider the requests during the 2024 Legislative Session. As the school year gets underway across Washington, State Superintendent Reykdal is […]

Dolly Parton to visit Washington to celebrate success of Imagination Library

washington Imagination Library

OLYMPIA, August 6, 2023—On August 15, legendary icon, musician, and philanthropist Dolly Parton will visit Washington State to celebrate achieving statewide coverage of the Imagination Library. All Washington children from birth to age five can now register to receive one book every month, for free, from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. August 15 will also be […]

Lynnwood Times travels to Olympia to discuss key issues

Lynnwood Times

OLYMPIA, Wash., February 26, 2023—Lynnwood Times journalists traveled to the state capitol, Olympia, on February 16, to meet with lawmakers, elected officials, and Governor Jay Inslee himself during a visit to the Governor’s Mansion. The day was brought, in part, by the Allied Daily Newspapers of Washington, Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA), and the Washington […]

OSPI submits $6.5 billion biennial budget for 2023 Legislative Session

ospi biennium budget

OLYMPIA, Wash., September 23, 2022 — At the center of Superintendent Reykdal’s budget priorities for the 2023 Legislative Session is an unwavering commitment to supporting all of Washington’s learners with a K–12 public education that is geared toward their interests, prepares them to serve as tomorrow’s leaders, and allows them to thrive as themselves. “Over the past […]

Plan to expand dual language education across Washington state

dual education

OLYMPIA—August 25, 2022—In dual language education programs, students learn classroom content partly in English and partly in a partner language, providing the opportunity to build biliteracy and bilingualism while learning content. In a media briefing yesterday, State Superintendent Chris Reykdal announced his plan to expand access to these programs to all Washington students.  Across Washington, […]

OSPI shares its 2023 Legislative Priorities for education

ospi legislative priorities

OLYMPIA, Wash., July 29, 2022 – The Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) held a webinar Tuesday, July 26, to update the public on pandemic recovery funding, initial thoughts on its 2023 legislative priorities, and to create opportunities for future partnerships and shared messaging. The goal of the Washington Office of Superintendent of […]

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