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SBE Visits the Yakama Nation Tribal School

Tradition Starts Here sign at the Yakama Nation Tribal School entranceSchool Spirit and Student-focused Support at the Yakama Nation Tribal School

Former State Board of Education Member Receives National Distinguished Service Award

Connie FletcherGovernor-appointed former Board Member, Connie Fletcher, is recognized nationally for comitment to closing achievement gaps and support for students, educators

New Graduation Requirement Resources for Families and Students

The Washington State high school diploma was developed to be flexible, meaningful, and achievable. 

Career Readiness

Starting in 2015, the State Board of Education, with the support of a National Association of State Boards of Education Deeper Learning Stipend, has explored and discussed career readiness within the context of Washington’s high school diploma. The SBE has held joint meeting with Washington’s Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board and has met with and discussed career readiness with agency partners, parents, students, community member and representatives of other states.

2017 - Undocumented Students

At the meeting of the Washington State Board of Education, September 13, 2017, the following resolution was proposed and approved unanimously:

WHEREAS, Washington State’s Constitution states that it is the “paramount duty of the state to educate all children residing within its borders…”, and,

WHEREAS, under the U.S. Supreme Court decision Plyler v. Doe, 457 U.S. 202 (1982), all children have an equivalent right to attend public primary and secondary schools regardless of their immigration status, and


As the Board and staff try to improve their professional development in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, we have recently released a Request for Proposals asking for training services. Download the PDF RFP for more details. Letters of intent are due April 15 by 5:00 p.m.