A federal school safety commission led by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has recommended Obama-era school discipline guidance be rescinded. Below is Superintendent Chris Reykdal’s statement.
The Office of Public Instruction (OSPI) is conducting a survey to gather feedback on our state’s Social Emotional Learning (SEL) efforts. SEL is a process through which people build awareness and skills in managing emotions, setting goals, establishing relationships, and making responsible decisions. SEL supports success in school and in life in a manner that respects culture and honors diversity. SEL recognizes students are complex human beings whose learning and behavior are impacted by their emotions.
A new video produced by Informing Families, in collaboration with Allies in Advocacy, focuses on how to talk about moving out the family home and being more independent. Dramatized scenarios provide ideas for topics to discuss in a positive, collaborative way. Scenes developed by the actors. Features Ivanova Smith, George Adams and Shawn Latham, with comments by Eric Matthes and Larry Hill.
The Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council is a Federal-State partnership working to plan for and with people with developmental disabilities and their families.
Developmental Disabilities Council is a Federal-State partnership working to plan for and with people with developmental disabilities and their families.
If you are passionate about public policy, and dedicated to improving the lives of persons with I/DD in Washington State, we welcome your application.