In accordance with the Governor’s Proclamation 20-25, “Stay Home, Stay Healthy,” and to protect the health and safety of Washingtonians and our employees, at this time, there is restricted public access to the OSPI building. OSPI will continue serving the public via phone, email, and the website.

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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

A summary of OSPI's expectations for school districts receiving federal funds under the Title II, Part A grant application can be found within the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Preschool Teachers

Federal guidelines for Title I, Part A preschools encourage teachers to "meet the highest professional standards for teaching young children, which ideally include having earned a baccalaureate degree and received comprehensive education about child development."

Information for Principals, Teachers and Parents

Parents' Right to Know: Teacher and Paraprofessional Qualifications

Districts and schools must inform the parents of Title I, Part A students that they may request, and the district and schools will provide, certain information on the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teachers and paraprofessionals providing services to the child.


An Educator Workforce Development Workgroup was convened to focus on the implementation of Washington's Ensuring Equitable Access to Excellent Educators Plan (the state Equity Plan), the implementation of a teacher shortage bill (E2SSB 6455) and educator workforce development under the Title II, Part A section of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in Washington state.