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March 23, 2017 – Dr. Alan Burke Appointed to Board of Education

Gov. Inslee has appointed Olympia resident Dr. Alan Burke to the State Board of Education. Burke served in public education for more than 40 years, including significant state-level education policy work over the past decade.

Burke’s appointed term begins on April 1. He fills the appointed Position 5 on the 16-member State Board of Education. Read more here.

March 13, 2017 – Ryan Brault Selected to fill Vacancy on Board of Education

Pasco resident Ryan Brault has been selected to fill the vacant position on the State Board of Education. He brings to the board a lifelong commitment to improving education for all students.

Brault was selected Wednesday to serve out the remainder of an existing term until January 2018, when he would be eligible to run for election to retain the seat. He fills the Eastern Region, Position 2 on the 16- member State Board of Education. Read more here.

Jan. 11, 2017 – Board of Education, Workforce Board take shared position on career readiness.

The Board met with peers from the Workforce Training and Education Coordination Board to discuss developing standards for career readiness in Washington, and adopted a joint resolution calling for action.

Students need to be able to identify the connections between what they learn in school and their career and life goals. A statewide understanding of career readiness will help ensure students achieve their goals, no matter which pathway they pursue.

You can read the resolution here, and the press release here.

UPDATE - The application window has now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied!

Jan. 10, 2017 -- Board accepting applications for vacant seat
Eastern Washington Vacancy on State Board of Education
Application Opening: January 10
Application Close Date: February 10
Details: The Board is filling a vacant, elected Board member position representing Eastern Washington.

Dec. 16, 2016 -- Ricardo Sanchez of Seattle appointed to Board by Gov. Jay Inslee
"Ricardo brings an important voice for education access for the underserved and minority communities across the state," Gov. Jay Inslee said. "His extensive experience ranges from helping low income students prepare for college to improving academic achievement of Latino students. Ricardo will be a great asset to the State Board of Education and his contributions will benefit all students in Washington."
Read more here.

Dec. 7, 2016 -- Patty Wood of Kelso has been elected to the State Board of Education, according to a final vote tally by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (click here for results). You can read our press release on her election here.

Dec. 7, 2016 -- The State Board of Education is seeking applicants for a position on the School Facilities Citizen Advisory Panel, which is staffed by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. The school facilities panel provides citizen oversight on issues pertaining to school facilities and funding for school construction. Application information can be found here.

Dec. 2, 2016 -- 2016 report on Indicators of Educational System Health released

Nov. 17, 2016 -- New Resources on graduation page

August 3, 2016 > Washington’s Connie Fletcher Elected to NASBE Board of Directors

May 16, 2016 > Charter Authorizer Application

May 13, 2016 > Spokane School District Charter School Authorizer Contract

May 9, 2016 > New Student Member Lindsey Salinas will join the State Board of Education

April 1, 2016 > Legislative Bill Tracker Visual
Link to Updated Legislative Tracker Table

March 14, 2016 > Interpretive Statement on Instructional Hours (PDF)

January 21, 2016 > Legislative Priorities: McCleary Implementation

December 14, 2015 > State Board of Education Statement Regarding Governor Inslee's Proposed Budget

December 14, 2015 > State Board of Education Announces Member Election Results

December 7, 2015 > 24-Credit Requirements Implementation Workshops