Regional News

LMS 101 Series – Professional Learning Opportunity

In its next series of classes, the AESD is offering professional learning opportunities for...

“Shifting School” professional development series for educators

Didn't get a chance to register for the first rounds of "Shifting School" with Jeff Utecht? We've...

ESDs, superintendents, state legislators and students push for additional support to address student safety and mental health

Leaders from the state’s Educational Service Districts (ESDs) joined legislators, school staff and...
Celebrating Inspiration & Community Leadership!

Celebrating Inspiration & Community Leadership!

WASA Region 114 Awards – 2019 Highlights Inspired by an unprecedented number of honorees, 28 to be exact, it was a wonderful evening to celebrate the vast array of volunteer services represented by nine school districts in our region. On Monday, April 15, 2019,...

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ESD 105’s Safety Summit

ESD 105’s Safety Summit

Students from Yakima County shared common concerns about safety and brainstormed ways to help make schools safer during the Student Safety Summit, which ESD 105 hosted the morning of Thursday, April 11. The 90-minute session involved about 20 participants from six...

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New AESD Network Executive Director

New AESD Network Executive Director

Earlier this year, WSSDA Deputy Executive Director Jessica Vavrus was encouraged to apply for the position of Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD) and OSPI Network Executive Director. The position came open when longtime educator Dr. Gene Sharratt...

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A Message from our AESD President on upcoming changes

Inevitably, change happens! Certainly the time between the winter Dispatch and this edition is evidence of that. The legislative session ended with mixed results in resolving various funding and policy issues impacting our school districts as well as the AESD. On a...

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NWESD Welcomes Technology Director

NWESD Welcomes Technology Director

The Northwest Educational Service District 189 (NWESD) is thrilled to announce Les Valsquier as our new Director of Technology Services. Les comes to the NWESD with over 20 years of IT management and experience. In his most recent position at the Edmonds School...

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A grand opening celebration

A grand opening celebration

State ESD leaders, past and present, gathered in February for the grand opening of NEWESD 101’s Talbott Event Center. The building was named in honor of Dr. Brian Talbott, superintendent of NEWESD 101 from 1982-98. This period, however, represented only a portion of...

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Statewide effort launches Climate Science website

Statewide effort launches Climate Science website

To showcase the collaborative efforts across the state, all nine Educational Service Districts and seven Community-Based Organizations collaborated to launch a new website www.climetime.org. ClimeTime is a state-led network for climate science learning that helps...

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2019 Summer Education Connection

2019 Summer Education Connection

Check out the 2019 Summer Education Connection online and look for a printed copy in the mail or sent to your school in June. Start planning for professional learning and read news from around the region including: Upcoming Workshops and Classes Climate Science...

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