PSESD’S Science Department, in partnership with Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), offered a number of four-hour workshops for STEM teachers. The powerful event connected workshop participants with practicing scientists and engineers from ISB to maximize professional development and learning. For more information on the workshops, read here or contact Cheryl Lydon, Ed.D, Science Program Manager at Puget Sound ESD, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Conversations with Youth of Color in South King County - Together we can return to school in ways that value and cultivate the well-being of our Youth, Families, and Educators of Color.
This fall, visits to the region’s Congressional delegation in Washington, D.C. will look a little bit different. Board members and staff will be meeting with the region’s Congressional delegation virtually to share information on PSESD’s federal policy positions for 2021-22.
The state educators of the year were named by Superintendent Chris Reykdal in a ceremony livestreamed from the Museum of Popular Culture (MoPOP).
On May 19, the PSESD Board of Directors approved the selection of four student representatives to serve as the student voice for 2021–2023. This inaugural class was chosen out of 46 applicants across King and Pierce Counties, and we are very proud of their drive and initiative to serve.
"Today, Governor Inslee announced a new directive requiring all employees of public and private K–12 school districts to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18, 2021. Below is State Superintendent Chris Reykdal’s statement."
The language that we use serves to shape our thinking and the educational opportunities that we provide our students. A diverse group of Washington state educators collaborated during 2020-2021 to create recommendations for shifting away from deficit-based language toward asset-based terminology used to describe students who have previously been labeled as English language learners.
Renton, Wash. — Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) seeks a diverse group of community members to consider becoming members of the agency’s Board of Directors. Six out of nine Board of Director seats are up for election this year. Board members set the agency vision and monitor progress toward its end: success for each child and eliminate the opportunity gap by leading with racial equity.
Renton, Wash. — Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) is thrilled to announce its Regional Teacher of the Year, Boo Balkan Foster of Seattle Public Schools, and Regional Classified School Employee of the Year, Janis Campbell-Aikens of Auburn School District.
Renton, Wash. — Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) is pleased to announce that it has recently completed the grant application process for the Early Head Start/Head Start 412 federal grant and will receive $15.5 million per year over the next five years. This grant will fund programs and services for nearly 1,000 children enrolled in Head Start and Early Head Start through PSESD.
Puget Sound Educational Service District is seeking a diverse group of representatives who are committed to racial equity, to consider becoming members of the PSESD Board of Directors.
The Dropout Prevention and Reengagement Academy (DORA), led by PSESD’s Dropout Prevention and Reengagement Program (DOR), is open and accepting student applications.
PSESD’s Safety Center is inclusive of crisis response support, behavioral health support and navigation, suicide prevention, intervention and postvention, and threat assessment.
PSESD is proud to partner with the Department of Corrections to offer Early Head Start (EHS) home-based and center-based services for incarcerated individuals participating in the Residential Parenting Program (RPP) at the Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW).
PSESD initiated the Puget Sound Transformational Collaborative (PSTC) in response to the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racial injustice with the objective of transforming conditions for the benefit of Black and brown students and families.
PSESD’s Strategy, Evaluation and Learning Department (StEL) recently concluded the Data Capacity for Equity Partnership, a groundbreaking initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that sought to examine how data is used to address deep inequities in education and to support the adoption of a racial equity lens.
The District Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Implementation Grant Application is now live! This is an exciting opportunity that provides intensive support for the implementation of an integrated MTSS framework.
Diverse Educator Pathways in PSESD are committed to an educator workforce that represents the diverse community we serve. To achieve these goals, we must work together to transform the systems that prepare, identify and retain our Black, Indigenous and Educators of Color.
The Puget Sound College & Career Network, the Community Center for Educational Results, and Highline College have released a new report, Inequity by Design: How College Placement Policies Perpetuate Institutional Racism. The report is the culmination of a multi-year, three-study series exploration into the enrollment and placement policies of community and technical colleges in the Road Map Project region and the subsequent impacts on high school graduates seeking to enter those institutions.
The Puget Sound Educational Service District wants to learn more about the experiences that families have with schools for their children who are in Kindergarten to 3rd-grade levels.
Educare Seattle Early Learning Center was featured on King 5 for Red Nose Day, sharing the work they've been doing in their community during the pandemic, supporting children & families facing barriers to educational opportunities.