“Tackling The Lack Of Teacher Diversity In Washington Schools“, published by Northwest Public Radio
The latest information on upcoming events, deadlines, and other news related to the Professional Educator Standards Board and the Paraeducator Board.
“Washington’s 2018 Teacher of the Year: ‘Be fearless, be kind, get to know your neighbors’”, published by The Seattle Times [Mandy Manning is a member of the Paraeducator Board]
In response to a March 2015 Board decision, beginning September 1, 2017, WAC 181-78A-300 requires candidates admitted on a case-by-case basis per RCW 28A, who have not met the basic skills testing requirement at the time of admission, must pass this requirement prior to student teaching. In addition, all candidates must attempt at least one content assessment test (NES or WEST-E) prior to student teaching. Please contact Nick Gillon with any questions.
Contact – Nicholas.Gillon@k12.wa.us
“Washington State Taps Paraeducators to Fill Special Education Teacher Shortage”, published by Education Week
“With principals in ‘crisis mode,’ new Washington state law taps into thousands of potential teacher recruits”, published by the Seattle Times
Alternative Route teacher preparation programs map (March 2017)