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Bulletins/Memos: Learning & Teaching

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M078-15 12/18/2015 Grants for Kip Tokuda Memorial Washington Civil Liberties Public Education Program This notice provides information from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for a competitive grant program: the Kip Tokuda Memorial Washington Civil Liberties Public Education Program.
M076-15 12/14/2015 Drawing and Literary Contests for Students of Spanish Please share this memorandum with district personnel associated with Bilingual, English Language Learner, and World Languages programs, elementary, middle, and high school counselors, and with community partners that offer Spanish language programs.
M073-15 12/10/2015 Applications for 2016 National Youth Science Camp Delegates Washington high school seniors are encouraged to submit an application to attend the 2016 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC).
M071-16 12/15/2016 Alternative Learning Department (ALD) Online Enrollment and Contract Services Ending Beginning in 2017-18, school districts and programs offering online learning will be responsible for working directly with approved online providers to register students.
M070-16 12/15/2016 Applications for 2017 National Youth Science Camp Delegates Washington high school seniors are encouraged to submit an application to attend the 2017 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC).
M064-16 11/22/2016 Sexual Health Education Curriculum Review Process: Resources Identified and Reviewers Needed The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is notifying the public about the following: Sexual Health Education Curricula to be reviewed, per the 2007 Healthy Youth Act, for alignment with the Washington State Health and Physical Education K-12 Learning Standards.
M063-16 11/18/2016 Drawing and Literary Contests for Students of Spanish The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is proud to partner with the Center for Spanish Studies to host an annual opportunity for Washington students in grades K-12 to participate in two contests.
M063-15 11/03/2015 2015-2016 World Language Competency Credits and Testing Information High School Credits for Bilingual Students: Students who speak, read, and write a language other than English may earn world language credits by demonstrating proficiency on nationally-recognized assessments.
M061-15 10/15/2015 Green Ribbon Schools Recognition Program: Applications Available The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is announcing that applications are now open for the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Recognition Program.
M057-16 10/26/2016 Public Comment for Computer Science Education K-12 Learning Standards The purpose of this memorandum is to inform teachers, administrators, students, and other stakeholders of the opportunity to provide feedback on the drafts of the 2016 Computer Science K-12 Learning Standards.
M056-16 10/07/2016 Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Permit to Transport and Possess Red Swamp Crayfish for School Curriculum Use The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has issued a limited permit to transport and possess Red Swamp (Procambarus clarkii) crayfish for school science curriculum use from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017.
M054-15 10/06/2015 Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Permit to Transport and Possess Red Swamp Crayfish for School Curriculum Use The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has issued a limited permit to transport and possess Red Swamp (Procambarus clarkii) crayfish for school science curriculum use from September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016.
M052-16 09/29/2016 Green Ribbon Schools Recognition Program: Applications Available The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is announcing that applications are now open for the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Recognition Program.
M050-16 09/12/2016 Survey of Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) Programs The Washington State Auditor’s Office is conducting a survey of all ALE programs with the support of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
M049-16 09/16/2016 2016-17 School District Annual Recognized Civic Observances This notice provides information from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for K-12 teachers and administrators regarding five (5) annual Washington civic observances in state law.
M049-15 09/17/2015 Public Hearing for Online Learning Rule Changes and 2016 Full Review Approval Cycle The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has recently updated the online learning rules in WAC 392-502-030(1)(a)(i) that address the requirement for district programs to hold accreditation as a condition for OSPI online provider approval.
M048-15 09/10/2015 2015-16 School District Annual Recognized Civic Observances This notice provides information from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for K-12 teachers and administrators regarding five (5) annual Washington state civic observances in state law.
M030-15 05/07/2015 Soliciting Student Applications for the Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is soliciting student applications for the Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC).
M027-15 04/30/2015 Student Nominations Due for 2015 Daniel J. Evans Civic Education Awards The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is soliciting student nominations for the 2015 Daniel J. Evans Civic Education Award.
M022-16 04/21/2016 Teacher Leader Professional Learning Opportunity - Washington State Fellows The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the nine regional Educational Service Districts (ESDs) are excited to announce that applications are now open for the state-wide network of Fellows for the 2016-17 school year.
M022-15 04/17/2015 Teacher Leader Professional Learning Opportunity - Washington State Fellows The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the nine regional Educational Service Districts (ESDs) are excited to announce a professional learning and capacity-building opportunity for mathematics, English language arts (ELA), and science teacher leaders for the 2015-16 school year!
M017-15 03/04/2015 Washington Reading Corps Request for Applications (RFA) Available The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Washington Service Corps (WSC) will release a Request for Application (RFA) for the Washington Reading Corps (WRC) on or before March 13, 2015 in OSPI iGrants Form Packages 681 for public schools and community-based organizations and 724 for early learning sites.
M015-15 02/13/2015 Applications for 2015 National Youth Science Camp Delegates Washington high school seniors are encouraged to submit an application to attend the 2015 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC).
M013-15 01/30/2015 Bridge to College English Language Arts and Mathematics Course District Registration Available for 2015-16 School Year The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), in partnership with the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) has received funding from the College Spark Foundation for two new course offerings available for all Washington public high schools beginning with the 2015-16 school year.
M011-16 02/11/2016 Public Comment for Health and Physical Education K-12 Learning Standards The purpose of this memorandum is to inform teachers, administrators, students, and other stakeholders of the opportunity to provide feedback on the drafts of the 2016 Health and Physical Education K-12 Learning Standards.
M010-16 02/18/2016 New Listing of Counselors and Teaching and Learning Contacts in EDS The districts can now add two new types of contacts to the Education Data System (EDS): Counselors and Teaching and Learning (district curriculum leaders).
M009-15 01/14/2015 Washington Transforming Professional Learning Project (WA-TPL) Phase 2 Request for Proposals The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Washington Transforming Professional Learning (WA-TPL) district grants on December 17, 2014, in iGrants (Form Package 717, Fiscal Period 2014-15).
M002-16 01/07/2016 2016-17 Bridge to College English Language Arts and Mathematics Courses District Applications Available The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), in partnership with the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) has received funding from the College Spark Foundation, as part of their College Ready Math Initiative, to continue offering Bridge to College Mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA) courses to all Washington public high schools for the 2016-17 school year.
B115-18 12/13/2018 Applications for 2019 National Youth Science Camp Delegates Washington high school seniors are encouraged to submit an application to attend the 2019 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC).
B114-18 12/13/2018 The Use of Graduation Alternative Options by Individualized Education Program (IEP) Teams for High School Students Eligible for Special Education The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has developed a technical assistance document to provide guidance to families, students, school staff, IEP teams, and others regarding the assessment graduation requirement for students with disabilities served under an IEP.
B101-17 12/18/2017 Competitive Grant Opportunity Kip Tokuda Memorial Washington Civil Liberties Public Education Program This notice provides information from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for the Kip Tokuda Memorial Washington Civil Liberties Public Education Program.
B097-18 10/08/2018 2017-18 Annual Career & Technical Education Student Enrollment Review File (P210 Voc Application) The 2017-18 Annual Career & Technical Education (CTE) Student Enrollment Review File for Middle and High School will be generated using the Comprehensive Education Data and Research System (CEDARS).
B090-18 09/17/2018 Information about the Expectations and Procedures for the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) This bulletin provides information about the expectations and procedures associated with the administration of the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS).
B087-18 09/26/2018 Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Permit to Transport and Possess Red Swamp Crayfish for School Curriculum Use The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is issuing a limited permit specific to the Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction (OSPI) for Washington State K-12 schools, Educational Service Districts, and affiliated materials centers to import, transport, and possess Procambarus clarkii (common names Louisiana or Red Swamp crayfish), classified as a prohibited level 3 species, and the native species Pacifastacus leniusculus (common name Signal crayfish).
B085-18 09/04/2018 Green Ribbon Schools Recognition Program: Applications Available The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is announcing that applications are open for the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Recognition Program.​
B084-18 09/04/2018 Public Comment for the Washington State Social Studies K-12 Learning Standards The purpose of this bulletin is to inform teachers, administrators, students, and other stakeholders of the opportunity to provide feedback on the drafts of the Washington State Social Studies K-12 Learning Standards for Social Studies, Civics, Economics, Geography, and History.
B076-17 09/07/2017 2017-18 School District Annual Recognized Civic Observances This notice provides information from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for K-12 teachers and administrators regarding five (5) annual Washington civic observances in state law.
B069-15 12/17/2015 2015-16 Assessment and Reporting Requirements for Social Studies, The Arts, Health, Physical Education (formerly Fitness), and Educational Technology Grants Form Package 408 The purpose of this bulletin is to detail the annual (2015-16) reporting requirements, process, and timelines of assessments and other strategies in Social Studies, the Arts, and Health and Fitness (RCW 28A.230.095) and for Educational Technology (RCW 28A.655.075)
B068-15 12/09/2015 2015-16 K-4th Grade Literacy Requirements and Resources. (Addendum added 04/12/16) The purpose of this bulletin is to clarify expectations for the implementation of required actions in the 2015-16 school year related to K-4 literacy and English Language Arts (ELA) mandated by ESSB 5946 (2013) - Strengthening Student Educational Outcomes (SSEO) and amended by SSB 5803 (2015).
B064-18 06/26/2018 K-4 Literacy Requirements and Expectations The purpose of this bulletin is to review the required expectations in Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5946 (2013) - Strengthening Student Educational Outcomes (SSEO) and amended by Substitute Senate Bill 5803 (2015).
B063-15 10/16/2015 Physical Education State Requirements This bulletin provides guidance to schools and districts related to physical education state requirements and resources for grades K-12.
B061-17 08/28/2017 Computer Science Education Competitive Grant Opportunity The 2017 Washington State Legislature allocated $1,000,000 of the general fund in Fiscal Year 2018 and $1,000,000 in Fiscal Year 2019 for computer science education (ESSB 5883, Sec. 501, 35).
B060-17 08/22/2017 World Languages Competency Credit and Seal of Biliteracy This bulletin is to assist Washington state approved private high schools with information on earning world languages competency credit. The Seal of Biliteracy is also addressed.
B059-17 09/11/2017 2017-18 Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Development (WaKIDS) Implementation Grants The purpose of this bulletin is to provide information about the WaKIDS implementation grants available to districts with new state funded full-day kindergartens in 2017-18.
B047-17 08/01/2017 Expectations for State-funded Full-day Kindergarten in Alternative Learning Environment Schools and Programs. (Addendum added 9/7/17) This bulletin is to inform Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) providers about the minimum expectations of implementing state-funded full-day kindergarten (FDK) during the 2017-18 school year.
B046-18 05/31/2018 Early Screening of Dyslexia (E2SSB 6162) Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 6162 (E2SSB 6162), passed in 2018 by the Washington State Legislature, defines dyslexia as a specific learning disability and requires early screening.
B045-16 09/08/2016 New Health and Physical Education K-12 Learning Standards This bulletin informs schools that new learning standards for Health and Physical Education have been adopted for Washington schools.
B034-19 05/30/2019 Computer Science Education 2019–20 Competitive Grant Opportunity The 2019 Washington State Legislature allocated $1,000,000 of the general fund in Fiscal Year 2020 for computer science education (ESHB 1109, Sec. 501, (11)(d)).
B033-19 05/28/2019 Expectations and Procedures for the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) This bulletin provides information about the expectations and procedures associated with the administration of the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS).
B033-17 05/29/2017 Expanded Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developmental Skills (WaKIDS) Assessment Tool for 2017-18 This bulletin is to inform administrators of an upcoming change for the 2017-18 school year in the assessment component of the state's kindergarten transition process, the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS).
B032-19 05/28/2019 Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) Training Requirements This bulletin provides information about the training requirements associated with the administration of the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS), a requirement of state-funded, full-day kindergarten (RCW 28A.150.315).
B026-19 05/09/2019 K–4 Literacy Requirements and Expectations The purpose of this bulletin is to review the required expectations in Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5946 (2013)—Strengthening Student Educational Outcomes (SSEO) and amended by Substitute Senate Bill 5803 (2015).
B026-18 04/12/2018 Application Open for Washington State Fellows' Network (3-Year Program) The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD) are excited to announce the application for the 2018-19 Washington State Fellows' Network for Early Learning, English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and Science opens on April 16.
B023-17 04/27/2017 Educational Leader Professional Learning Opportunity Applications Open for Washington State Fellows' Network (New 3-Year Program) The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD) are excited to announce applications are now open for 2017-18 Washington State Fellows' Network for Early Learning, English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and Science.
B022-17 04/25/2017 K-4 Literacy Reporting Requirements for School Year 2016-17 The purpose of this bulletin is to review the required expectations mandated by ESSB 5946 (2013) - Strengthening Student Educational Outcomes (SSEO) and amended by SSB 5803 (2015).
B018-18 03/27/2018 Career & Technical Education (CTE) Administrative Training Program The Administrative Training Program is a project involving the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Washington Association of Career and Technical Administrators (WACTA), Central Washington University (CWU) and local school districts.
B016-19 04/01/2019 Application for Washington State Fellows’ Network (3-Year Program) The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD) are excited to announce that the application for the 2019–20 Washington State Fellows’ Network opens on April 4.
B015-18 03/01/2018 Locally Administered Assessments and Locally Determined Courses Legislation in 2017 (ESHB 2224, subsection 10, now RCW 28A.655.061) created an additional alternative for fulfilling assessment graduation requirements: locally administered assessments that are tied to locally determined courses.
B015-16 04/14/2016 Approved Online Providers and Approval Requirements for Online Providers The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has recently approved two online providers.
B014-16 04/14/2016 K-4 Literacy Reporting Requirements and Correction of Earlier Bulletin The purpose of this bulletin is to notify districts of the launch of the Education Data System (EDS) K-4 Reporting System and clarify parent/guardian meetings required in RCW 28A.655.230.
B012-16 04/11/2016 WaKIDS Implementation in State-funded Full-day Kindergarten This memorandum serves to notify school districts of the requirement to implement the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) in all schools that receive funding for voluntary, state-funded, full-day kindergarten (SF FDK) beginning in the 2016-17 school year, as detailed in memorandum 079-15M.
B010-18 02/02/2018 Green Ribbon Schools Recognition Program: Applications Available The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is announcing that applications are open for the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Recognition Program.
B009-15 02/26/2015 2014-15 Assessment and Reporting Requirements for Social Studies, The Arts, Health, Fitness, and Educational Technology iGrants Form Package 408 The purpose of this bulletin is to: (1) Detail the annual (2014-15) reporting requirements, process, and timelines of assessments and other strategies in Social Studies, The Arts, Health, and Fitness (RCW 28A.230.095), and for Educational Technology (RCW 28A.655.075), including a description of the optional information districts are asked to submit to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). (2) Clarify the recommended use of OSPI-developed assessments in the areas of Social Studies, The Arts, Health, Fitness, and Educational Technology. (3) Share recommendations and resources available to help teachers administer and use the OSPI-developed assessments.
B007-19 02/10/2019 2018-19 Instruction and Assessment Reporting Requirements for Social Studies, the Arts, Health, Physical Education, and Educational Technology Since the 2008-09 school year, school districts have reported their implementation of assessments in Social Studies, the Arts, Health, and Physical Education.
B007-18 02/14/2018 Computer Science Education 2018-19 Competitive Grant Opportunity The 2017 Washington State Legislature allocated $1,000,000 of the general fund in Fiscal Year 2018 and $1,000,000 in Fiscal Year 2019 for computer science education (ESSB 5883, Sec. 501, 35).
B006-18 01/26/2018 2017-18 Instruction and Assessment Reporting Requirements for Social Studies, the Arts, Health, Physical Education, and Educational Technology Since the 2008-09 school year, school districts have reported their implementation of assessments in Social Studies, the Arts, Health, and Physical Education. In addition, beginning with the 2011-12 school year, districts that choose to implement Educational Technology assessments must report this information in addition to the annual reporting for the other subject areas. Reporting was previously collected through iGrants Form Package 408.
B005-17 01/24/2017 Public Comment for The Washington State Arts K-12 Learning Standards The purpose of this bulletin is to inform teachers, administrators, students, and other stakeholders of the opportunity to provide feedback on the drafts of the Washington State Arts K-12 Learning Standards for Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts.
B005-16 01/21/2016 February - June 2016 State-Funded Math and Science Professional Development for High School Teachers The legislature appropriated $1.3 million dollars to support state-funded math and science professional development for high school math and science teachers in the 2015-2016 school year.
B004-17 01/19/2017 Grant Opportunity to Support Paraeducator Professional Development The purpose of this bulletin is to alert school districts of a competitive grant opportunity to provide support for state-funded paraeducator professional development.
B003-18 01/15/2018 Public Comment for Computer Science Education K-12 Learning Standards The purpose of this bulletin is to inform teachers, administrators, students, and other stakeholders of the opportunity to provide feedback on updates to the Washington K-12 Computer Science Learning Standards adopted in December 2016.
B003-15 02/05/2015 2014-15 Required Actions for the K-4 Literacy Collection This bulletin informs school districts about the K-4 Literacy collection requirements as defined in the Strengthening Student Educational Outcomes (SSEO) Act of 2013 (ESSB 5946), and incorporated into RCW 28A.320.203.
B001-17 01/03/2017 2016-17 Assessment and Reporting Requirements for Social Studies, the Arts, Health, Physical Education (formerly Fitness), and Educational Technology iGrants Form Package 408 Since the 2008-09 school year, school districts have reported their implementation of assessments in Social Studies, the Arts, Health, and Physical Education.