Agenda and materials are now available for our May board meetings. Both boards will be convening virtually. Read the announcement.
The latest information on upcoming events, deadlines, and other news related to the Professional Educator Standards Board and the Paraeducator Board.
The 2021 legislative session has ended and Washington’s two-year budget has been released. Among the many decisions made, the Paraeducator Certificate Program received the funds needed to continue supporting and strengthening the state’s paraeducator workforce. Learn more.
The Washington Legislature has approved state law, 2SHB 1028, eliminating the edTPA as a state requirement for teacher certification. Read the announcement.
On April 25, Washington’s legislative session came to an end. Among the many funding decisions and focused priority areas that swept through both chambers, we were particularly excited to see legislation that advances equity, reduces barriers, and increases investments, opportunities, and support for our educator workforce. Read the announcement.
We are accepting grant applications to expand and diversify school libraries with books that promote the teaching profession. These grants are designed to help districts “grow their own” future teachers by supporting career exploration for students from underserved, multicultural, and multilingual communities. Learn more.
This newsletter provides key updates and policy changes that were presented at the March board meeting. Read the newsletter.
Governor Inslee has appointed longtime education leader, Krestin Bahr, as the newest member to join the Professional Educator Standards Board. Read the announcement.