Educators Lizzy Sebring, Jamie Wells, and Lisa Markussen are the three newest members to be appointed to Washington State’s Paraeducator Board. Read the announcement.
The latest information on upcoming events, deadlines, and other news related to the Professional Educator Standards Board and the Paraeducator Board.
Due to the ongoing public health safety concerns from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we are making adjustments to our May in-person gatherings. Read the announcement.
The application deadline has been extended for a competitive grant of up to $50,000 to initiate or continue to operate a Recruiting Washington Teachers – Bilingual Educators Initiative (RWT-BEI) high school teacher academy program. Read the announcement.
On April 3, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee used his line-item veto authority to trim $235 million from the 2020 supplemental operating budget, and reduced another $210 million in the state’s next two-year budget. The veto returned funding levels for the Paraeducator Certificate Program to the base appropriation of two days of training per year by eliminating increases of $14 million for fiscal year (FY) 21, and nearly $21 million for the 2021-23 biennium. Read the announcement.
Our next step in the strategic planning process is to engage our partners, stakeholders, and community members. The objective of these engagement opportunities is to collect your feedback on the plan’s draft components, help inform our agency’s focus areas, identify barriers, and guide future policy work as it relates to the educator career continuum. Read the announcement.
In an effort to provide further clarity and support, we will be hosting a webinar focused on how school districts can best prepare and support student teachers and other educator candidates. Read the announcement.
As new developments continue to emerge with the outbreak of COVID-19, the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) is providing additional guidance for preparation programs and educator candidates. Read the announcement.