Ready Washington Announces Fall Tele-Town Halls on K-12 Education; Expand Our Culture of Opportunity

Ready Washington,  a coalition of state and local education agencies, associations and advocacy organizations that support college- and career-ready learning standards and assessments, calls our attention to five “tele-town halls” scheduled over the next couple of weeks. 

Leaders from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and educators from Washington school districts are hosting five tele-town halls in October and November to build awareness and understanding of Washington’s K-12 learning standards and assessments.
It’s a great opportunity to learn more and ask questions about the state’s learning standards and assessments. You can join any of the conversations live and ask questions at
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As we pointed out when we released our state’s Opportunity Score, Washington’s performance in education (our Achieve objective) leaves room for improvement.
Our state ranks 18th based on an Achieve (education) score of 82. The state performs well in 4th grade reading, 8th grade math, and associate’s degrees awarded. However, the high school graduation rate is well below the median (ranking 40th in the nation). The state also ranks among the bottom half of all states in bachelor’s and advanced degree production.
The work of Ready Washington plays a key part in boosting K-12 performance throughout the state. Check them out. And sign up to participate in the town halls. Improved education will help assure that our state’s culture of opportunity is accessible to all. It’s important.