Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Education Updates/Impacts from OSPI and City of Seattle

From OSPI:
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has created a draft Consolidated Plan that outlines how the state intends to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The plan is the result of a nearly yearlong collective effort between the agency and hundreds of stakeholders, including parents, districts from across the state, higher education institutions, tribes, other state agencies, educational organizations and members of the Legislature.
The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is offering stakeholders a unique opportunity to help shape education policy in Washington state as they embark on a review tour for their ESSA Consolidated Plan. 
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has created a draft Consolidated Plan that outlines how the state intends to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The plan is the result of a nearly yearlong collective effort between the agency and hundreds of stakeholders, including parents, districts from across the state, higher education institutions, tribes, other state agencies, educational organizations and members of the Legislature. 
Those who wish to learn more about the Consolidated Plan draft review tours and public comment period can do so at www.k12.wa.us/essa
During the review tour stops, facilitators Dr. Gil Mendoza, Deputy Superintendent of K-12 Education, and Gayle Pauley, Assistant Superintendent of Special Programs & Federal Accountability, will present the key components and recommendations included in Washington’s Draft Consolidated Plan and explain how and when the public can provide formal comment on the plan.

Those unable to attend the tour will be able to formally comment online before the plan is submitted to the U.S. Department of Education in mid-December.

ESSA Consolidated Plan review tour stops:
November 14, 2016 6:30-8:30 pm: Highline Performing Arts Center, Burien, WA
November 15, 2016 6-8 pm: Selah Performing Arts Center/Selah Middle School, Selah, WA
November 16, 2016 6-8 pm: Spokane Convention Center, Spokane, WA
November 28, 2016 6-8 pm: Webinar, (register here)
All events are open to the public, but you will need to register for the webinar. Any questions on the forum in your area, contact jami.peterson@k12.wa.us.
From Mayor Ed Murray's office:


- transportation improvements around Bailey Gatzert Elementary
The addition of the First Hill Street Car line near Bailey Gatzert Elementary School has increased congestion experienced between rail, vehicle and pedestrian (adult and elementary-age children) foot traffic. Accordingly, improvements around the school are necessary to give greater protection for pedestrians in the forms of increased signage, vision, and general overall safety. 

safety improvements around Chief Sealth

Chief Sealth International High school has approximately 1200 students many of which commute by Metro Transit each day. The Westwood Village transit hub is the destination for 6 Metro Transit bus routes which serve multiple neighborhoods in the area. The 26th Ave SW route is the most direct route used by students to walk between the locations. However there is a problem with 26th Avenue in that there is an unfinished section that is overgrown with brush that obstructs the sight lines and lighting that is available along the route. There have been multiple robberies in the general vicinity of Chief Sealth High School and providing a safe route that is both well lit and obstruction free would greatly improve safety by providing a safe route to and from school. Likewise, 25th Avenue SW is also an incomplete roadway that is also used by the students. This route does not have any overgrown brush but it is poorly lit from streetlamps. It does, however, have the advantage of ending at an intersection that would allow the installation of a traffic control signal that would benefit multiple users and increase safety when crossing SW Trenton Street.

City Council's First Draft of Budget includes these items that could impact SPS students: 

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

So what effect will President Trump have on US Dept of Education and the Every Student Succeeds Act?

-- Dan Dempsey

Anonymous said...

My guess is that with Trump's business background, we will see an increase in corporate interests in public education. More dismantling of our public education system which is the foundation of our democracy. Dismantling what the founders of the US public education system accomplished. Learning from history and looking around the world, we anticipate in the education world that this would lead to even more gross inequality between elites and the masses. I have a graduate degree in education. My college of education professor's worst nightmare.
-sad news

Melissa Westbrook said...

Sad, I agree with you. He claims he will end Common Core (he can't) but he could withdraw financial support. But he will be a big charter/voucher supporter.

Anonymous said...

If many of his proposed ideas are implemented very fast and go south very fast, this election COULD lead to the biggest backlash we have ever seen in 4 years. That would be a good thing, if we don't end up in a war in the meantime. But thank god many republicans in the house and senate do not support many of his poorly thought out extreme ideas. Much depends on providing quality news sources and education to the masses. I am afraid social media and sensationalized biased news have been doing a great job of deceiving and confusing people.
-LP

Anonymous said...

This morning's results for Superintendent of Public Instruction:

http://results.vote.wa.gov/results/current/Superintendent-of-Public-Instruction_ByCounty.html

Chris Reykdal 51.1%
Erin Jones 48.9%

-voter

Anonymous said...

LP wrote above:

" That would be a good thing, if we don't end up in a war in the meantime. "

We are in a war currently and it has been a really long one. LP must mean an additional war.

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-- Dan Dempsey

Anonymous said...

Dan-Yes sorry, to clarify I meant a new larger worldwide war as in WW III. Sorry to not be more clear.
-LP

Anonymous said...

Chad Magendanze and Steve Litzow 2 of the biggest charter supporters in state legislature lost last night. Neither did anything for McCleary besides spout nonsense and witholding funding. The only way they were going to vote for more funding was with a bunch of Corporate Education Reform nonsense attached to votes.

Buhbye Chad and Steve. Don't let the door hit your butts on the way out.

The deep $$$ attempts to get rid of the state supreme court justices who voted against charters were also a fail.

The Gates people and the Ballmer and Bezos and Stanton folks are shedding a tear in their overpriced cappuccinos this morning.

NoCharters

Voted Reykdal said...

There are serious issues regarding implementation ESSA and no one can guess the manner in which Trump will impact the Department of Education. I continue to believe that Reykdal is the candidate with the skill, experience and knowledge to manage this office.

Thrilled that Charter Chad and Litzow have been removed from office.