is an OSPI initiative that began in the Spring of 2011 in an attempt to align dropout prevention, intervention and reengagement efforts across OSPI, as well as other state agencies, statewide youth-serving organizations, and regional and local education agencies.
Program Diagram and Description (implementation framework)
There are several departments and numerous programs within OSPI that address dropout prevention, intervention and reengagement. This document provides a diagram of the areas within OSPI, as well as a description of each.
Department of Education visits Washington State to learn about GATE
Greg Darnieder, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, was recently in Washington to learn about our states’ dropout prevention, intervention and reengagement efforts, including Graduation: A Team Effort. Several districts were invited to present their collective impact endeavors focused on whole child supports. Briefings also included small group discussions on 1418 reengagement programs and Compassionate Schools. Key themes included: 1) the importance of state, regional and local programs working collectively with a common vision, and 2) the critical nature of collecting data that will measure impact.
Building Bridges passed in 2007 Legislative Session, and created the foundation for dropout prevention, intervention and reengagement work in Washington State. Legislative report | Workgroup | Findings and Recommendations | 2007 Legislative Report
The PASS Act
The PASS Act in the 2010–11 Legislative Session to provide dedicated funding to four programs that have been successful at decreasing dropout, and increasing high school graduation. It also outlined an incentive program for schools successful in addressing dropout, and calls for the development of a comprehensive, integrated system to address dropout prevention, intervention, and retrieval.
The GATE Advisory Committee brings together leaders from education, social service, business, and community non-profit organizations to develop and sustain a comprehensive dropout prevention, intervention and reengagement system that supports students cradle to career.
GATE Work Groups
As part of the GATE Initiative, 4 workgroups have been formed, including: Data; Funding and Policy; Collaboration; and, Technical Assistance, to work on specific projects addressing a comprehensive student support system.
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The Student Support Map will provide a pictorial representation of where OSPI-sponsored programs are located throughout the state. The map identifies the location of programming and local contact information. The map can be divided by Educational Service District, School District, as well as Legislative District.