NOTICE: NWERA Annual Meeting Cancelled

Due to lack of sufficient RSVPs for the upcoming June 14th NWERA Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors has elected to cancel the meeting. The hotel required a minimum number of attendees for the space rental and lunch and with less than a month to go, the Board had received less than half of the minimum number required. Thanks to … Read More

McCleary roundup: As session drags on, school districts sweat

As compromise remains elusive in the Washington Legislature, school districts are left with the familiar exercise of planning their next year budget without a clear expectation of how much money to expect from the state. By Neal Morton Seattle Times staff reporter The temperature is rising in Olympia — and it’s not just because warmer spring weather is finally here. Business … Read More

Reykdal Celebrates His First 100 Days as Superintendent

Today marks Superintendent Chris Reykdal’s 100th day in office. Below is his statement. OLYMPIA — April 20, 2017 — Today is my 100th day in office as our state’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, and what an absolute honor it has been to serve the State of Washington in this capacity. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is full … Read More

Oregon Schools Performance Ratings

The Oregon Department of Education released new ratings for every Oregon public school Thursday, giving fresh insights into how well those in every community are helping their students progress. The report cards are based almost entirely on students scores on the new Common Core tests plus, for high schools, graduation rates. The state mines the scores to see not just … Read More

Tablets vs Textbooks

Tablets vs Textbooks The  Future  of  Education:  Tablets  vs.  Textbooks by Margaret Rock for Mobiledia 3 The federal government, book publishers and the technology industry are considering a large-scale effort to push tablets into public schools, raising questions about hidden costs to implement such a program. Apple, Intel and McGraw Hill representatives and other technology and publishing heavy hitters are … Read More

Summer Learning Loss

NBC’s Brian Williams discusses how summer learning loss puts students at a disadvantage academically. For more information, go to