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SCRIPT Facilitator training benefits every ESD in Washington

In March, CS for All came to Bellevue, Washington to facilitate a workshop called SCRIPT (School...

“One small step…” ESDs across the state celebrate 50 years of service

The most famous words of 1969, spoken by Neil Armstrong, also fittingly describe another...

Statewide Climate Science Initiative Highlighted in Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly

ClimeTime, a statewide initiative, was recently featured in an article written by Abby Rusky and...

Heart in Hand – Washington State Teacher of the Year

It’s 9:30 A.M. in Robert Hand’s Family & Consumer Science class at Mount Vernon High School....

Kicking off our OESD’s 50th Year of Service to Public Education

On September 20, 2018, our OESD celebrated the beginning of its 50th year of providing services to...

Capital Region ESD 113 offers Web Accessibility Training

Equal Opportunity for All Everyone has the right to an equal opportunity to take part in...

Summer Science was STEM-tastic at ESD 112

ESD 112’s STEM Initiatives team hosted the first-ever STEM-tastic Summer Science Symposium this...

ESD 123 in Pasco Recognized by Governor Inslee: “Expanding Options for People with Disabilities”

PASCO, WA – Governor Jay Inslee awarded Educational Service District (ESD) 123 at the 26th Annual...

Eastern Washington Computer Science Consortium

Leaders from Eastern Washington’s 4 Educational Service Districts (ESD 101, ESD 105, ESD 123, ESD 171) have come together to form the Eastern Washington Computer Science Consortium.

Regional News

SCRIPT Facilitator training benefits every ESD in Washington

In March, CS for All came to Bellevue, Washington to facilitate a workshop called SCRIPT (School CSForAll Resource and Implementation Planning Tool) for Washington state. The workshop was framed as a form of professional development for change facilitators. Andy J....

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2019 NWESD Regional Classified Employee of the Year

Zita Moser, a paraeducator in the Sedro-Woolley School District, has been named 2019 Regional Classified School Employee of the Year by the Northwest Educational Service District 189 (NWESD). Moser splits her time in the district working in a preschool program based...

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Teaching Teachers How to Learn

ESD 112 was highlighted in the Spring 2019 edition of Northwest Crimson & Gray, a magazine of Washington State University Vancouver. The article talks about the unique partnership between ESD 112 and WSU Vancouver and their efforts to show aspiring teachers how...

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ESD-U Currently Recruiting for Summer Cohort

Teacher certification and endorsement program ESD-U is currently accepting applications for its upcoming 2019-2020 cohort and is holding informational sessions in January and February. Aspiring teachers who currently hold a bachelor’s degree or certified teachers...

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Winter/Spring 2019 Education Connection

Read our Winter/Spring Education Connection online and get a jump start on professional development planning for the year and read a few of our latest stories from around the NWESD region: Need a printed copy? No problem! Just send us an email...

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Heart in Hand – Washington State Teacher of the Year

It’s 9:30 A.M. in Robert Hand’s Family & Consumer Science class at Mount Vernon High School. Nineteen seniors settle into their seats and everyone has an HP Notebook. Trendy music plays softly in the background, there is a string of white lights on the ceiling,...

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Thanks to ESD 112 Superintendent Tim Merlino, the ESD 112 Board, ESD 112 staff, MC Rainer Houser, AESD Network Executive Board President; and AESD/OSPI Network Executive Director Gene Sharratt for a wonderful AESD Conference and 50th Year celebration April 12-13 at Skamania Lodge!
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The Washington ESD Executive Directors sure know how to have fun! Family Feud - ESD style! Even Sasquatch made an appearance! What a great way to kick off the AESD Annual conference!
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Washington ESDs working together on the strategic plan for the state association. Board members and leadership teams all pulling together to positively impact student learning! So impressive!

Upcoming Meetings & Conferences

  1. WASA Superintendent Conference

    May 5 - May 7
  2. ESD Superintendent Meeting

    May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. WSIPC Board Meeting

    May 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Legislative News

2019 Legislative Session – Week of 4/8/19

Summary Monday is day 85 of the 105 day legislative session. If the two chambers can come to agreement on details of the budget, adjournment is scheduled for April 28. AESD Specific Bills School Safety HB 1216 is waiting in the Ways and Means Committee for a vote of...

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2019 Legislative Session – Week of 4/1/19

Summary Both the House and Senate released their operating budgets last week. The House passed their budget off the floor on Friday March 29, and the Senate is still in the process of passing their budget through the Ways and Means Committee. We anticipate it will...

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2019 Legislative Session – Week of 3/24/19

Summary This past Wednesday, the March Economic and Revenue Forecast was released, containing mostly positive news as our state’s economy continues to outperform the nation. Updated numbers showed state revenues looking to increase by about $861 million more than...

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2019 Legislative Session – Week of March 18

Bills of Interest Halfway through the sessions, the following bills are in various stages: School Safety AESD priority bill HB 1216 is up for hearing today in the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Committee. The House passed the bill last week with a strong 83 to 14...

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2019 Legislative Session Update

Mar 4, 2019 is the 49th day of the 105 day legislative session. Last week legislators heard dozens of bills before last Friday’s fiscal committee cutoff. The House Appropriations Committee heard nearly 30 bills on both Monday and Tuesday and on Wednesday scheduled a...

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2019 Legislative Session – Week 3

Summary 1/28/19 begins week three of the 2019 Legislative Session. We’ve seen hundreds of bills introduced. Additional Resources: To get up to speed, check out WSSDA’s legislative update from week 2 now available here.The Opening Day Special Edition TWIO is now...

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