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Miller, Michaela W.; Wallace, Becky; Rockholt, Cindy; Came, Deb; Pauley, Gayle; Gallo, Glenna; Taylor, Kathe; Mueller, Martin; Jeffries-Simmons, Tennille – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2020
To slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Washington state, Governor Jay Inslee announced on March 13 that all public and private K-12 school facilities in the state were to close through April 24. On April 6, he extended the directive through the remainder of the school year. Although school facilities are closed to traditional…
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Disease Control, School Closing, Elementary Secondary Education
Gallardo, Veronica Maria; Reyna, Sylvia; Ledesma, Lupe; Isais-Garcia, Armando; González, Carlos – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2020
This guidance is designed as a companion resource to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's (OSPI's) "Continuous Learning 2020" (ED606046) publication, issued April 2020, which states: "Continuous learning" means establishing and maintaining connections with students and families to provide learning materials and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, School Closing, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
Miller, Michaela W.; Jeffries-Simmons, Tennille; Rockholt, Cindy – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2020
Nothing in these past three months was in the training manual. Not in formal education, probably not in lived experience, and certainly not faced by the system as a whole. This document contains the initial fall reopening guidance by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). This guidance is grounded first and foremost…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Disease Incidence, Prevention, Educational Facilities
Gallardo, Veronica M.; Finnegan, Patty; Ingram, Amy; Martin, Shannon – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2020
The sudden closure of educational facilities due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought about many trials and struggles. For families and students, it means the loss of structure, connection, and valuable instructional time. For administrators, educators, and support staff, it means a sudden shift in the way teaching and learning…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, English Language Learners, School Closing
Jeffries-Simmons, Tennille; Mahoney, Katherine – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2020
This guidance focuses on how school districts in Washington state can plan and respond to the challenges of the 2020-21 school year, specific to closing equity gaps in dual credit access and success and postsecondary transitions. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the significant inequities inside of education systems that districts across the…
Descriptors: School Closing, Educational Change, COVID-19, Pandemics
Gallardo, Veronica M.; Finnegan, Patty; Ingram, Amy; Martin, Shannon – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2020
This guidance is designed as a companion resource to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's (OSPI's) "Reopening Washington Schools 2020: District Planning Guide" (ED606044), issued June 2020. The goal of this companion document is to provide guidance, best practices, resources, and unique considerations for supporting…
Descriptors: School Closing, COVID-19, Pandemics, Bilingual Students
Miller, Michaela W.; Taylor, Kathe; Hugo, Karma – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2020
On June 11, 2020, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) released the "Reopening Washington Schools 2020 District Planning Guide" (ED606044) as a resource for local education agencies in planning for a safe and healthy start to the 2020-21 school year. The guidance was developed in collaboration with the state…
Descriptors: School Closing, COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Change
May, Tania; Toney, Alexandra; Collyer, Lee; Stewart, Liz; Lynn, Rebecca; Kitzke, Paula; Story, Jennifer; Guzman, Ryan – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2020
This special education reopening guidance has been developed as a companion resource to "Reopening Washington Schools 2020: District Planning Guide" (ED606044) to provide information and resources for supporting students with disabilities throughout the school reopening process. The intent of this document is to offer guidance for all…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, School Schedules
Gallardo, Veronica Maria; Reyna, Sylvia; Ledesma, Lupe; Isais-Garcia, Armando; González, Carlos – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2020
This publication is intended as a companion resource to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's (OSPI's) "Reopening Washington Schools 2020: District Planning Guide," (ED606044) issued June 2020. This document provides guidance and strategies for reopening schools and providing continuous learning to migrant students. Key…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, School Schedules
Eko, Leanne; Beechler, Liz – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2020
Many students rely on school meals to meet their nutritional needs. Additionally, the economic impact of COVID-19 has resulted in more families needing assistance. The intent and purpose of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Programs is to ensure access to meals for students in need. Meal service is expected to continue whether…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, School Schedules
Dyer, Melinda; Ward, Justin – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2019
Currently, there are more than 1.35 million children and youth experiencing homelessness enrolled in schools across the nation. Students experiencing homelessness are more likely to suffer academically and are less likely to finish school when compared to their housed peers. Homeless students are less likely to engage in school, more likely to…
Descriptors: Homeless People, At Risk Students, School Districts, Enrollment
Miller, Michaela; Boatwright, Jason; Mahoney, Katherine – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2019
Students earning college credit while meeting the requirements of Washington's high school diploma are basic education students. Yet every year in Washington, students and their families pay out-of-pocket for the fees, books, and supplies that are required for participation in dual credit programs. This creates inequity by only allowing students…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, College Credits, High School Students, Student Costs
Johnson, Mona M.; Hertel, Ron; Chauvin, Ramona; Petrokubi, Julie; Pierce, Sarah – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2019
Social emotional learning (SEL) is broadly understood to be a process through which people build awareness and skills in managing emotions, setting goals, establishing relationships, and making responsible decisions. Research highlighted in this report demonstrates that the effective integration of SEL in school systems creates a foundation for…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Social Development, Emotional Development
Small, Dennis – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2019
Educational technology assessments developed by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) are voluntarily administered in the elementary, middle, and high school grades. Educators use the assessments to determine if students meet Washington's standards for educational technology. The assessments integrate standards from science,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, State Standards
Came, Deb; Taylor, Kathe – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2019
Washington is one of 36 states in the country that allows students to earn high school credit based on demonstrating subject area competency instead of completing hours of classroom instruction. Washington law (Revised Code of Washington [RCW] 28A.230.090) delegates to the State Board of Education (SBE) the responsibility of establishing…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Criterion Referenced Tests, Formative Evaluation, Equivalency Tests
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