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December

Statement from State Superintendent Randy Dorn on the Supreme Court’s McCleary Order 12/21/2012
New Data Warehouse System Launched; Will Lead to Better Education Decisions 12/20/2012
Dorn Announces Remaining Top Agenda Items for 2013 Legislative Session 12/19/2012
OSPI to Create Plan to Lessen Risks of Natural Disasters 12/17/2012
Dorn Proposes Changes in State Assessment System 12/13/2012
Statement from State Superintendent Randy Dorn About Marijuana - 12/11/2012
Federal Meal Assistance Funds Available - 12/7/2012
OSPI Energy Grants Announced - 12/7/2012
Washington SIG Schools Outpacing Nation in Improvement - 12/7/2012
Forty Two Schools Win National Nutrition Award - 12/4/2012
Five Schools Recognized as Title I, Part A Distinguished Schools - 12/4/2012
Seven Schools Recognized as Title I, Part A Academic Achievement Schools - 12/3/2012


October

High-Needs Neighborhoods Get $4 Million in Federal Grant - 10/9/2012
Dorn’s Budget Request Pushes Toward Full Funding - 10/4/2012


September

Dorn Releases Annual Measurable Objectives - 9/27/2012
Washington Again Leads Nation in SAT Scores - 9/24/2012
Zillah School District Educator Named Teacher of the Year - 9/17/2012
Dorn Announces Finalists for National Award - 9/10/2012


August

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Programs: Serving Washington’s School Children - 8/31/2012
Dorn Encouraged by State Testing Results - 8/29/2012
Dorn Honors Top-Performing, Most Improving Title I Schools - 8/27/2012
Dorn Congratulates Class of 2012 on ACT Results - 8/22/2012


July

Dorn Thanks Sonntag for Audit - 7/31/2012
Dorn Honors Schools for Environmental Excellence - 7/23/2012
Dorn Announces State Board Elections - 7/23/2012
Construction Assistance Awards - 7/12/2012
Washington Secures ESEA Waiver - 7/6/2012


June

OSPI’s Michaela Miller Earns 2012 AWSP President’s Award - 6/26/2012
State Superintendent Renews Agreement With French Academy - 6/22/2012
OSPI Employee Receives Nursing Achievement Award - 6/22/2012
Preliminary Results Show Reading and Writing Passing Rate Surpassing 90 Percent for Class of 2012 - 6/21/2012
61 More Schools Win National Nutrition Award - 6/18/2012
Meridian High School Teacher Steven Lawrence Named Washington’s 2012 History Teacher of the Year - 6/6/2012


May

Washington State High School Artists Honored - 5/18/2012
Washington’s 2011 Science NAEP Scores Exceed National Average - 5/10/2012
OSPI Energy Grants Announced - 5/9/2012
Two Washington State Physical Education Teachers Win National Awards - 5/9/2012


April

Additional Funds Now Available for AP Test Fee Reduction Program - 4/26/2012
Four Washington Schools Win National Award - 4/24/2012
West Valley Educator Named School Employee of the Year - 4/13/2012
Dorn’s Priorities Evident in 2012 Legislative Budget - 4/11/2012
OSPI to Change to Bus Aisle Width Standards - 4/6/2012
OSPI Energy Grants Announced - 4/5/2012
50 Districts to Receive Grants for New Standards Work - 4/3/2012
OSPI-Microsoft IT Academy Nears 1,400 Certifications - 4/2/2012


March

CenturyLink Funds Teachers & Technology Grant Awards - 3/27/2012
Four Washington Schools Nominated for National Award - 3/22/2012
Kennewick Team Wins Design Competition for Fourth Consecutive Year - 3/16/2012
Two Seniors Chosen to Attend Science Camp - 3/8/2012
School of the Future Showcases School Design - 3/7/2012
Kindergarten Inventory Bill Passes House - 3/6/2012
Dorn’s School District Insolvency Bill Passes Legislature - 3/6/2012
Dorn Statement on Senate Republican Budget - 3/3/2012
Dorn Approves 12 “Innovation Plans” Recommended by Educational Service Districts - 3/1/2012


February

Washington State on iTunes U - 2/29/2012
Statement from Superintendent Randy Dorn on the revenue forecast and upcoming supplemental budget - 2/17/2012
Dorn to Apply for No Child Left Behind Waiver - 2/15/2012
State AP Scores, Participation Rates Continue Rise - 2/8/2012


January

Dorn’s School District Insolvency Bill Heard in Legislature - 1/31/2012
Sponsors Needed for Summer Meals Program - 1/31/2012
Superintendent Dorn on Education Reform - 1/13/2012
Statement from State Superintendent Randy Dorn on the New Quality Counts Report - 1/12/2012
5 Schools, One District Named STEM Lighthouse Schools - 1/11/2012
Statement from State Superintendent Randy Dorn on McCleary v. State - 1/5/2012

 

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