2014-15 Blog Posts

Sep 12, 2017

Outside is In: The Blossoming Heatlh and Academic Benefits of School Gardens

Posted by Martin Fortin on August 26, 2015 at 04:56:01 PM

Beyond the Bake Sale

Posted by Martin Fortin on August 26, 2015 at 04:30:29 PM

Urge Your Members of Congress to Support ESEA Reauthorization

Posted by Jerry Bender on August 21, 2015 at 12:31:44 PM

Washington Supreme Court Orders Sanctions in McCleary Education Case

Posted by David Morrill on August 13, 2015 at 02:25:10 PM

Retirement & Health Benefits: 2015 Session Review

Posted by Jerry Bender on July 23, 2015 at 05:59:23 PM

Five Things to Look For in the 2016 Session

Posted by Jerry Bender on July 23, 2015 at 04:33:28 PM

2015 Education Bills

Posted by Jerry Bender on July 23, 2015 at 03:04:57 PM

Opening Up The Operating Budget

Posted by Jerry Bender on July 22, 2015 at 05:23:31 PM

Moving Kids From Ds and Fs to the Honor Roll: The Story of Academic Success

Posted by David Morrill on June 29, 2015 at 12:34:59 AM

Representative Reykdal on HB 2214

Posted by David Morrill on May 28, 2015 at 01:44:15 PM

Help Us, Help You! Take Our PD Needs Assessment Survey

Posted by David Morrill on May 27, 2015 at 01:17:38 PM

Ready to React

Posted by Scott Seaman on May 20, 2015 at 03:12:43 PM

Work Smarter, Not Harder with Text Expanders

Posted by David Morrill on May 20, 2015 at 02:46:52 PM

Moses Lake HS Talent Show Creates Culture of Inclusivity for All

Posted by David Morrill on May 15, 2015 at 11:44:48 AM

Beyond the Bake Sale: Uncontested ASB Candidates

Posted by Martin Fortin on May 5, 2015 at 10:55:39 PM

Position Announcement: Director, WSLA

Posted by David Morrill on April 29, 2015 at 12:21:37 PM

The Nexus Group: Retirement & Benefits for April 24

Posted by Jerry Bender on April 24, 2015 at 08:05:06 PM

Everyone's Got a Plan

Posted by Jerry Bender on April 17, 2015 at 06:21:06 PM

AWSP News for 4/17/2015

Posted by David Morrill on April 17, 2015 at 03:59:13 PM

Principals of the Year, NBCTs Honored by the Mariners

Posted by David Morrill on April 15, 2015 at 02:50:14 PM

Beyond the Bake Sale: Grant Via Booster Club

Posted by Martin Fortin on April 14, 2015 at 10:51:36 PM

Superintendent Dorn Releases a Full Funding Basic Education Plan

Posted by Jerry Bender on April 14, 2015 at 06:04:46 PM

Microaggressions Have No Place in School

Posted by Vicki Bates on April 13, 2015 at 06:36:21 PM

The Nexus Group: Retirement & Benefits for April 10

Posted by Jerry Bender on April 10, 2015 at 12:45:43 PM

Wanted: A Great Principal

Posted by David Morrill on April 6, 2015 at 06:34:14 PM

Week in Review: March 30 - April 3

Posted by Jerry Bender on April 3, 2015 at 03:42:30 PM

Bill Watch - April 3

Posted by Jerry Bender on April 3, 2015 at 03:24:58 PM

The Nexus Group: Retirement & Benefits for April 3

Posted by Jerry Bender on April 3, 2015 at 12:10:57 PM

Quick House vs Senate Education Budget Comparison

Posted by Jerry Bender on April 2, 2015 at 05:55:04 PM

Debating a Singular STEM Focus

Posted by Gary Kipp on April 2, 2015 at 03:33:59 PM

Lori Wyborney Wins 2015 High School Principal of the Year

Posted by David Morrill on April 2, 2015 at 02:08:11 PM

Anissa Bereano Wins 2015 Middle Level Principal of the Year

Posted by David Morrill on March 31, 2015 at 07:29:01 PM

House Budget Proposal and the "Waiver Bill"

Posted by Jerry Bender on March 27, 2015 at 06:32:06 PM

Week in Review: March 23-27

Posted by Jerry Bender on March 27, 2015 at 12:55:40 PM

The Nexus Group: Retirement & Benefits for March 27

Posted by Jerry Bender on March 27, 2015 at 12:12:31 PM

Taj Jensen Wins 2015 Elementary Principal of the Year

Posted by David Morrill on March 24, 2015 at 01:08:47 PM

Week in Review: March 16-20

Posted by Jerry Bender on March 20, 2015 at 06:08:26 PM

The Nexus Group: Retirement & Benefits for March 20

Posted by Jerry Bender on March 20, 2015 at 11:43:50 AM

Sample Assessment Schedules and Communications

Posted by Jerry Bender on March 19, 2015 at 06:09:10 PM

Outside is In: Soils Support Agriculture

Posted by Martin Fortin on March 18, 2015 at 12:54:20 PM

Beyond the Bake Sale

Posted by Martin Fortin on March 18, 2015 at 11:28:01 AM

Unified Sports

Posted by Vicki Bates on March 17, 2015 at 06:28:48 PM

Week in Review: March 9-13

Posted by Jerry Bender on March 13, 2015 at 06:17:21 PM

Gail Danner Named Assistant Principal of the Year

Posted by David Morrill on March 13, 2015 at 05:13:13 PM

The Nexus Group: Retirement & Health Benefits for March 13

Posted by Jerry Bender on March 12, 2015 at 07:46:56 PM

Town Hall Days Scheudle for March 14

Posted by Jerry Bender on March 6, 2015 at 01:40:40 PM

The Nexus Group: Retirement & Benefits for March 6

Posted by Jerry Bender on March 6, 2015 at 01:01:57 PM

Beyond the Bake Sale

Posted by Martin Fortin on March 3, 2015 at 02:41:30 PM

Outside is In: 16 Tips for Getting Outside

Posted by Martin Fortin on March 3, 2015 at 02:28:10 PM

The New R-Word is RESPECT!

Posted by Vicki Bates on March 2, 2015 at 12:50:52 PM

Bills Passing Cutoff

Posted by Jerry Bender on February 27, 2015 at 05:10:25 PM

The Nexus Group: Retirement & Benefits for Feb. 27

Posted by Jerry Bender on February 27, 2015 at 04:39:49 PM

"These kids LOVE math." – EngageNY and the Common Core

Posted by Vicki Bates on February 26, 2015 at 06:06:57 PM

Week in Review: February 16-20

Posted by Jerry Bender on February 20, 2015 at 06:29:52 PM

The Nexus Group: Retirement & Benefits for Feb. 20

Posted by Jerry Bender on February 20, 2015 at 02:04:18 PM

Channeling Russell Wilson to Create a Culture

Posted by Vicki Bates on February 18, 2015 at 06:57:58 PM

Week in Review: February 9-13

Posted by Jerry Bender on February 13, 2015 at 05:33:00 PM

Bills Introduced February 9-13

Posted by Jerry Bender on February 13, 2015 at 04:11:05 PM

The Nexus Group: Retirement & Benefits for Feb. 13

Posted by Jerry Bender on February 13, 2015 at 04:09:59 PM

Dr. WAC on Student Growth Requirements for Focused Evaluations

Posted by Gary Kipp on February 13, 2015 at 03:14:15 PM

Job Posting: AWSP Director of Principal Support and Elementary Programs

Posted by Caroline Brumfield on February 11, 2015 at 04:19:38 PM

Outside Is In: Meet a Tree

Posted by Martin Fortin on February 10, 2015 at 02:49:31 PM

Beyond the Bake Sale: ASB Fundraiser Money for a Nonprofit

Posted by Martin Fortin on February 10, 2015 at 02:26:19 PM

Why is Math Instruction So Different Today?

Posted by Gary Kipp on February 9, 2015 at 06:51:18 PM

Smarter Balanced Assessment: Are We Adequately Prepared?

Posted by Lisa Pacheco on February 9, 2015 at 04:40:57 PM

The Value of "I Dont' Know"

Posted by David Morrill on February 9, 2015 at 12:49:27 PM

Week in Review: February 2-6

Posted by Jerry Bender on February 6, 2015 at 06:05:12 PM

Senate Piloting Remote Testimony

Posted by Jerry Bender on February 6, 2015 at 05:17:24 PM

The Nexus Group: Retirement & Benefits for Feb. 6

Posted by Jerry Bender on February 6, 2015 at 04:14:00 PM

Bills Introduced February 2-6

Posted by Jerry Bender on February 6, 2015 at 03:51:21 PM

Outside Is In: What's the Idea?

Posted by Martin Fortin on February 3, 2015 at 02:27:12 PM

Beyond the Bake Sale: Storing Boosters Money in the School Safe

Posted by Martin Fortin on February 2, 2015 at 05:22:41 PM

Week in Review: January 26-30

Posted by Jerry Bender on January 30, 2015 at 08:17:06 PM

The Nexus Group: Retirement & Benefits for Jan. 30

Posted by Jerry Bender on January 30, 2015 at 05:46:48 PM

Bills Introduced January 26-30

Posted by Jerry Bender on January 30, 2015 at 12:28:44 PM

La Chispa Event Highlighted

Posted by Susan Fortin on January 28, 2015 at 01:13:22 PM

A Great Guide to Graduation Requirements

Posted by David Morrill on January 28, 2015 at 12:38:38 PM

Monday, January 26 Hearing Notes

Posted by Jerry Bender on January 27, 2015 at 05:11:00 PM

The Nexus Group: Retirement & Benefits for Jan. 23

Posted by Jerry Bender on January 23, 2015 at 11:15:41 PM

Bills Introduced January 19-23

Posted by Jerry Bender on January 23, 2015 at 04:41:21 PM

Beyond the Bake Sale: Event Passes for Staff

Posted by Martin Fortin on January 20, 2015 at 10:01:16 PM

Bills Introduced January 12-16

Posted by Jerry Bender on January 16, 2015 at 10:15:35 PM

House Education K-12 Finance History Overview

Posted by Jerry Bender on January 16, 2015 at 09:59:15 PM

The Nexus Group: Retirement & Benefits for Jan. 16

Posted by Jerry Bender on January 16, 2015 at 04:19:08 PM

Governor Inslee's State of the State

Posted by Jerry Bender on January 14, 2015 at 07:58:21 PM

Meridian High's Winter Wishes Program

Posted by David Morrill on January 14, 2015 at 05:58:11 PM

K-12 "Fast Facts" From the First Day of Session

Posted by Jerry Bender on January 12, 2015 at 07:39:08 PM

5 for '15

Posted by Jerry Bender on January 9, 2015 at 07:24:07 PM

Outside Is In: "Wet Words" (A Language Arts Lesson)

Posted by Martin Fortin on January 6, 2015 at 03:55:00 PM

Beyond the Bake Sale: Paying for a Coach

Posted by Martin Fortin on January 6, 2015 at 03:50:42 PM

TPEP Rater Agreement Document Updated

Posted by David Morrill on January 5, 2015 at 05:56:09 PM

The Governor’s 2015–17 Budget Proposal; the Rest of the Story

Posted by Jerry Bender on December 18, 2014 at 07:39:56 PM

Governor Inslee's Education Budget Proposal

Posted by Jerry Bender on December 16, 2014 at 01:36:48 PM

Model State Forms Updated

Posted by Jerry Bender on December 11, 2014 at 04:39:14 PM

Beyond the Bake Sale

Posted by Martin Fortin on December 10, 2014 at 05:29:48 PM

Reengaging Students to Finish High School

Posted by David Morrill on December 9, 2014 at 06:47:01 PM

Supporting All Students in College Selection

Posted by Vicki Bates on December 8, 2014 at 01:23:01 PM

Student Leaders and the AWSP Leadership Framework

Posted by David Morrill on December 8, 2014 at 01:20:14 PM

Have Bill Gates, Usher, or Ashton Kutcher Kick Off Your Hour of Code

Posted by David Morrill on December 3, 2014 at 06:28:46 PM

To Link, or Not To Link, That Is the Question

Posted by Jerry Bender on December 3, 2014 at 05:58:02 PM

Outside is In: Nature's Tool Box

Posted by David Morrill on December 3, 2014 at 12:29:38 PM

Beyond the Bake Sale

Posted by Martin Fortin on December 3, 2014 at 12:05:26 PM

Beyond the Bake Sale: Canned Food Drives

Posted by Martin Fortin on November 17, 2014 at 02:55:51 PM

Outside Is In: Be a Tree

Posted by Martin Fortin on November 17, 2014 at 02:48:14 PM

2014 Bob Mars Scholarship Winner: Brian Burdon

Posted by Vicki Bates on November 13, 2014 at 07:46:55 PM

Washington's Innovative Schools: Apply Now!

Posted by David Morrill on November 13, 2014 at 12:17:37 PM

TPEP Rater Agreement Document Updated for 2014-15

Posted by David Morrill on November 12, 2014 at 04:00:03 PM

AWSP's 2015 Legislative Platform

Posted by Jerry Bender on November 10, 2014 at 02:15:52 PM

Statement from State Superintendent Randy Dorn on School Safety

Posted by David Morrill on November 10, 2014 at 12:04:31 PM

The Impact of Classroom Design

Posted by David Morrill on November 7, 2014 at 01:53:19 PM

2015 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award Call for Nominations

Posted by David Morrill on November 6, 2014 at 12:42:04 PM

Congrats to PEMCO's "Principal on the Pitch" Winner Seth Adams!

Posted by David Morrill on November 5, 2014 at 12:46:14 PM

Outside Is In: Living In the School Yard

Posted by Martin Fortin on November 4, 2014 at 12:23:04 PM

National Indian Education Association: Common Core Training

Posted by Caroline Brumfield on November 4, 2014 at 12:15:43 PM

Beyond the Bake Sale

Posted by Martin Fortin on November 3, 2014 at 03:54:44 PM

WA Engage: Join the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Posted by Caroline Brumfield on November 3, 2014 at 03:23:37 PM

Apply for a President's Environmental Youth Award Program

Posted by Martin Fortin on October 24, 2014 at 12:57:19 PM

Woodland Park Zoo to Offer Advanced Inquiry Program

Posted by Martin Fortin on October 20, 2014 at 05:02:46 PM

Governor Inslee Proclaims Oct 26 - Nov 1 School Principals Week

Posted by David Morrill on October 15, 2014 at 04:44:24 PM

The Hour of Code is Coming

Posted by David Morrill on October 15, 2014 at 11:37:15 AM

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Posted by Martin Fortin on October 15, 2014 at 11:36:39 AM

Ask Dr. WAC: Principal Focus Evaluation Requirements vs. Teacher Requirements

Posted by Gary Kipp on October 14, 2014 at 03:19:24 PM

WSPRA Workshop: Internal School Communications

Posted by Caroline Brumfield on October 14, 2014 at 02:38:10 PM

Let's Talk About Education with TED-Ed

Posted by David Morrill on October 14, 2014 at 12:13:57 PM

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Posted by David Morrill on October 14, 2014 at 11:47:32 AM

AWSP's Statement on Initiative 1351

Posted by Gary Kipp on October 13, 2014 at 11:12:30 AM

2015 Classified School Employee of the Year

Posted by David Morrill on October 8, 2014 at 12:00:22 PM

Bethel's WEB Program Welcomes 6th Graders to Middle School

Posted by David Morrill on October 8, 2014 at 11:59:33 AM

Beyond the Bake Sale

Posted by Martin Fortin on October 7, 2014 at 04:35:37 PM

Outside is In: Owl Games

Posted by Martin Fortin on October 7, 2014 at 04:30:41 PM

October is Filipino American History Month

Posted by Vicki Bates on October 7, 2014 at 11:57:33 AM

Two Grant Opportunities: Integrated Algebra and AYD

Posted by Caroline Brumfield on September 29, 2014 at 12:53:53 PM

Updated Simply Washington Booklet

Posted by Caroline Brumfield on September 25, 2014 at 05:00:44 PM

Got STEM? Nominate a Pioneering Teacher

Posted by David Morrill on September 25, 2014 at 11:58:06 AM

State Board of Education: New revenue needed to pay for schools

Posted by Jerry Bender on September 24, 2014 at 07:42:05 PM

ALERT: Incorrect Statements about DRS

Posted by Caroline Brumfield on September 24, 2014 at 05:45:34 PM

Seattle Times Opinion: What Keeps Girls from Studying Physics and STEM

Posted by Paula Quinn on September 24, 2014 at 12:29:47 PM

WEC Housing Deadline Approaching

Posted by David Morrill on September 24, 2014 at 11:59:31 AM

Can Kids Keep a Choir Uniform?

Posted by Martin Fortin on September 23, 2014 at 01:33:23 PM

Outside is In: Clearing the Muddy Waters

Posted by Martin Fortin on September 23, 2014 at 01:31:43 PM

Ask Dr. WAC

Posted by Gary Kipp on September 22, 2014 at 01:32:31 PM

OSPI Updates Comprehensive and Focused Evaluation Diagrams

Posted by David Morrill on September 19, 2014 at 12:03:50 PM

Student Starts Charitable Closet at Liberty Middle School

Posted by David Morrill on September 19, 2014 at 12:03:15 PM

Upgrading to iOS 8

Posted by David Morrill on September 17, 2014 at 12:06:41 PM

Education Week — Students' Help-Seeking Strategies Offer Clues for Educators

Posted by Gary Kipp on September 16, 2014 at 05:51:03 PM

Retirement Q & A: Retiring Early and Returning to Work

Posted by Jerry Bender on September 16, 2014 at 03:29:11 PM

Innovation: Thinking Outside the Six-Period Day

Posted by Scott Seaman on September 16, 2014 at 02:15:56 PM

Does Every High School Need an ASB?

Posted by Martin Fortin on September 16, 2014 at 12:01:37 PM

Outside is In: Mosquito, Salmon, Bear

Posted by Martin Fortin on September 16, 2014 at 11:44:31 AM

Kid President's Pep Talk for Teachers and Students

Posted by David Morrill on September 12, 2014 at 02:44:50 PM

Legislature in Contempt

Posted by David Morrill on September 12, 2014 at 01:38:00 PM

AWSP Office Closure: Sept 9-10

Posted by David Morrill on September 8, 2014 at 12:58:47 PM

Birchwood Elementary IB Program Hits Several Criteria

Posted by Gary Kipp on September 5, 2014 at 04:33:46 PM

Reduce Tardiness with a Tardy Queen

Posted by Scott Seaman on September 5, 2014 at 04:18:27 PM

South Colby's Tunnel of Hope

Posted by David Morrill on September 4, 2014 at 04:59:21 PM

Paramount Duty: Good Fiction or Constitutional Obligation?

Posted by Jerry Bender on September 4, 2014 at 01:32:56 PM

Interactive iBooks Store User's Guide Edition Updated

Posted by David Morrill on September 2, 2014 at 06:08:21 PM

Beyond the Bake Sale: Coaches/Wives as Booster Club Officers

Posted by Martin Fortin on September 2, 2014 at 06:00:49 PM

Retirement & Benefits Update & FAQs

Posted by Jerry Bender on September 2, 2014 at 04:59:31 PM

Outside is In: Create a Tree

Posted by Martin Fortin on September 2, 2014 at 04:50:37 PM

Looking for Hope?

Posted by Scott Seaman on September 2, 2014 at 04:13:58 PM

Leading a Commitment to Graduate

Posted by Scott Seaman on September 2, 2014 at 04:00:36 PM

WASA's Bill Keim Blogs About School Funding

Posted by David Morrill on August 29, 2014 at 11:32:50 AM

Attendance Counts

Posted by Caroline Brumfield on August 28, 2014 at 03:06:03 PM

Silver Bullet Dress Code

Posted by Caroline Brumfield on August 28, 2014 at 02:54:28 PM

State Board of Education Special Meeting Highlights

Posted by Jerry Bender on August 27, 2014 at 07:25:18 PM

Washington’s ACT Participation and Results Slowly Continue to Rise

Posted by David Morrill on August 21, 2014 at 02:06:33 PM

Don't Waste the First Day of School

Posted by Gary Kipp on August 19, 2014 at 07:42:24 PM

PESB Recruiting for Sub-Committees

Posted by Vicki Bates on August 19, 2014 at 02:13:54 PM

Chip Off the Old Rock

Posted by Martin Fortin on August 19, 2014 at 12:03:32 PM

Can ASB Money Be Used for Class Reunions?

Posted by Martin Fortin on August 18, 2014 at 06:32:58 PM

Should Teacher Candidates Pass Their Content Knowledge Test Prior to Student Teaching?

Posted by David Morrill on August 18, 2014 at 06:06:24 PM

Everyoneon.org: Reducing the Digital Divide

Posted by David Morrill on August 18, 2014 at 05:44:31 PM

Welcome to the AWSP Blog

Posted by David Morrill on August 18, 2014 at 04:02:33 PM

Smarter Balanced Online Panel

Posted by Caroline Brumfield

South Colby Elementary's Tunnel of Hope

Posted by Caroline Brumfield

Tribal Sovereignty Curriculum Training

Posted by Caroline Brumfield

 

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