We are looking for individuals within Washington’s education community to serve as grant application reviewers. Learn more.
The latest information on upcoming events, deadlines, and other news related to the Professional Educator Standards Board and the Paraeducator Board.
Beginning school year 2021-22, districts must now provide 14 hours of training towards the general certificate to all paraeducators that have completed their Fundamental Course of Study (FCS). We would like to provide district staff with an opportunity to convene in small, virtual “share fairs” to listen and learn from one another about their implementation efforts. Learn more.
The LEADER initiative, with $13.8 million invested over eight years, will focus on increasing community representation in teaching, supporting the systems changes needed to sustain these educators and leaders, and supporting the transformation toward just and equitable educator preparation programs, districts, and schools. Read the announcement.
To support schools as they navigate in-person and hybrid learning, the Paraeducator Board has extended an emergency rule providing districts with continued flexibility to meet Fundamental Course of Study (FCS) in-person training requirements for paraeducators. Learn more.
To help improve student access to computer science and reduce educator workforce shortages, the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) is offering grants of up to $25,000 for organizations to support educators seeking credentials in computer science. Learn more.
Learn about updates to the paraeducator certificate program, and July board meeting decisions. Read the newsletter.
Beginning July 1, 2023, teachers and administrators across the career continuum must meet new professional learning requirements to renew their certificates. Established and passed by the Washington State Legislature in ESHB 1426, these new requirements include focused learning on equity-based school practices, educational leadership, and government-to-government relations. Read the announcement.