Changes in law to graduation requirements, articles from Education Week, student voice + more
Weekly news and more from the Washington State Board of Education
August 16 | Issue 1
Looking beyond and Talking Within: a glimpse into our journey
For the past year, the State Board of Education (SBE) has focused on educational equity and social-emotional learning. We believe our work should be informed by looking at our policies through various lenses. We need to understand the issues and barriers from multiple viewpoints while being able to talk openly. To that end, members of the SBE gathered in May to discuss books we had read related to our areas of focus. Harium and I read The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander. Read more: Looking Beyond.
SBE will host a webinar to gain feedback on SBE guidance (rules) to implement recently passed legislation regarding new pathways to graduation as well as updates to rules for the required credits for graduation and the High School and Beyond Plan. The key changes in the draft rules are outlined as follows, for Chapter 180-51 WAC:
Graduation Pathway Options (listed in the document section as Draft Rules for Graduation Pathways)
High School and Beyond Plan (forthcoming)
Credit requirements, including High school credit earned in middle school (forthcoming)
You can find the draft rules here: DRAFT 1599 RULES. Join our webinar on August 27.