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 By Nathan Olson, Communications Manager    News    April 6, 2012

OSPI Energy Grants Announced

OLYMPIA — Forty-three school districts across the state were collectively awarded $20.9 millionfor school facility energy cost savings improvements, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction announced April 2. Superintendent of Public...

 By Nathan Olson, Communications Manager    News    March 9, 2012

Kindergarten Inventory Bill Passes House

OLYMPIA - On Monday, the state House of Representatives passed Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2586<>. The bill would provide a structure for families, teachers and early learn...

 By Nathan Olson, Ospi    News    February 16, 2012

Dorn to Apply for No Child Left Behind Waiver

OLYMPIA — State Superintendent Randy Dorn announced today that he would apply for a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind sanctions. “My office looked at hundreds of comments from the general public,” Dorn said. “I...

 By Nathan Olson Communications Manager Office Of Superintendent Of Public Inst    News    November 21, 2011

Dorn Discusses Funding, Better Teacher Evaluation System, Innovative Schools

BELLEVUE — Education funding cannot be cut more than it already has, Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn said at a speech this morning, adding, “Don’t shortchange a generation of children because adults have a problem...

 By Nathan Olson    News    February 25, 2010

Statement from State Superintendent Randy Dorn on proposed budgets:

Today, the leadership in the state House of Representatives and Senate released their supplemental fiscal year 2010 budgets. In 1994, the state’s per pupil spending was $3,707, adjusted for inflation. The state Senate’s proposed budget for 2010...

 By Nathan Olson, Ospi    News    January 21, 2010

Initial Funding Plan Delivered to Legislature

OLYMPIA — Even in tough economic times, education funding should not be reduced. In fact, half of any new state revenue should be used to implement a new basic education program. Those are two of the recommendations of the Quality Education...

 By Nathan Olson    News    January 14, 2010

Supt. Dorn’s statement on Gov. Gregoire’s budget

The Governor should be commended on “Book 2” of the 2010 supplemental budget. I can’t imagine how difficult it must have been to weigh the budget shortfall with the state’s responsibilities. I’m encouraged to see that the Governor’s new...