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Does increasing graduation requirements help prepare students for postsecondary education?

In 2007, the Legislature directed that three credits of math be required for a high school diploma. This was the first substantial change in graduation requirements in decades, and it went into effect for the Class of 2013. We examined … Continue reading

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State Board of Education Does Not Support A-F Grades for Schools

The State Board of Education does not support organizations using the Washington State Achievement Index to issue a series of A – F- grades for schools. We believe that the Achievement Index provides valuable information about a school’s performance, but … Continue reading

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Proposals would change K-12 oversight

Today, Board Chair Isabel Muñoz-Colón released the following statement regarding a legislative proposal to change state education policy governance: “Each session, the State Board of Education welcomes discussion of what K-12 governance structure best ensures a high-quality education system for … Continue reading

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Statement on Gov. Inslee’s budget proposal

State Board of Education Chair Isabel Muñoz-Colón issued the following statement on Gov. Inslee’s recent proposal to increase school funding:   “It’s clear to me that Gov. Inslee recognized the urgency to provide each and every student in the state access to … Continue reading

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State Board Chair: Our Student Diversity is a Treasure

“I wanted to take a moment to send a message on behalf of the State Board to our students in Washington. The Board takes seriously our mission to provide a high-quality education that prepares each and every one of our … Continue reading

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