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OSPI to Host Forums on Every Student Succeeds Act

OLYMPIA — June 14, 2016 — The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction will host a series of public forums on the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

Each forum will cover:

  • Opportunities and challenges that lie ahead
  • How ESSA is similar to and different from the No Child Left Behind Act
  • Open discussion for the community to provide feedback

Dr. Gil Mendoza, Deputy Superintendent of K–12 Education, and Gayle Pauley, Assistant Superintendent of Special Programs and Federal Accountability, will lead the discussions.

  • WHAT: Every Student Succeeds Act regional forums
    • June 14, 6–8 pm, Everett Community Resource Center, Everett
    • June 15, 6–8 pm, Emerald Ridge High School, Puyallup
    • June 16, 6–8 pm, Educational Service District 112, Vancouver
    • July 11, 6–8 pm, Educational Service District 105, Yakima
    • July 12, 6–8 pm, Wenatchee High School, Wenatchee
    • July 13, 6–8 pm, West Valley High School, Spokane
    • July 19, 6–8 pm, Highline Performing Arts Center, Burien
    • August 1, 6–8 pm, Webinar (Registration required)
    • August 2, 6–8 pm, Olympic ESD 114, Bremerton


About OSPI
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is the primary agency charged with overseeing K–12 education in Washington state. Led by State School Superintendent Randy Dorn, OSPI works with the state’s 295 school districts and nine educational service districts to administer basic education programs and implement education reform on behalf of more than one million public school students.

OSPI provides equal access to all programs and services without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Questions and complaints of alleged discrimination should be directed to the Equity and Civil Rights Director at (360) 725-6162 or P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200.

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Nathan Olson
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The OSPI Communications Office serves as the central point of contact for local, regional and national media covering K-12 education issues.

Communications Manager
Nathan Olson
(360) 725-6015


   Updated 6/14/2016

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