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State Celebrates Schools During School Recognition Week


The State Board of Education, the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability
Committee (EOGOAC), and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction have identified 391 schools state-wide to receive recognition.
Schools in Washington stand out for closing gaps, showing growth, and demonstrating
achievement according to new data released by the state. The state has re-imagined the
recognition system to highlight schools that have received support and are thriving, and
highlight positive systems changes happening all over the state. This year, 391 schools are
being recognized.

Additionally, the state Legislature has acknowledged the last week in April as Washington
School Recognition Week (April 27 – May 1, 2020).
 

Washington schools are inspiring. With these awards we recognize the outstanding efforts of
our schools and their positive impact on students,” said Washington State Board of Education
Chair, Peter Maier. “The State Board, OSPI, and the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight
and Accountability Committee are excited to celebrate the diverse educational communities that
support Washington’s ever-changing K-12 student population. Thank you to our state's schools and educators for your dedication to students!”
 

The State Board of Education, along with partners and schools are asked to celebrate safely
during Washington School Recognition Week by posting to social media. Data supporting the
reason each school was selected for recognition is featured on SBE’s website and will be
shared via social media on Twitter all week with the hashtag #WASchoolsWeek.
“The Legislature is dedicated to recognizing the great work Washington schools do,” said
Senator John McCoy, of Tulalip, member of the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and
Accountability Committee and sponsor of this year’s Senate resolution honoring state-
recognized schools. “With the current health concerns in our state, we are taking time to
thoughtfully and safely celebrate the commitment and success of our schools in serving all
students equitably.”
 

“Right now, the whole world is understanding the significance of our public schools,” said
Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal. “Public education provides each student
with an opportunity for success; it’s the foundation of our democracy and our society. Next
week, we are honoring our educators who are committed to continually improving outcomes for
their students. Thank you all for your amazing work.”
 

Recognized schools receive a banner for display. To learn more about why schools were
recognized, and to see the data behind the recognition framework, visit sbe.wa.gov/2018-19-
school-recognition-methodology.