Postsecondary Enrollment in Edmonds: The Credential is Essential

High school students in the Edmonds School District graduate at a higher rate than their peers statewide. They also enroll in post-high school education at much higher rates. What is driving the district’s outsized success?

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24-credit diploma provides opportunity, flexibility

Washington’s middle and high school students will graduate into an economy full of opportunity, with more than 740,000 job openings coming in the next five years. A key component of a meaningful diploma is the 24-credit graduation requirement.

It is intended to ensure all students take a high school course of study that will prepare them for education beyond high school and their future careers.

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Mandy Manning: “Believe in Yourself”

Washington’s 2018 Teacher of the Year Mandy Manning has dedicated her life to helping her students develop confidence, so they can be successful long after high school. Ready Washington’s latest Teacher of the Year video captures Manning’s work as an English and math teacher at the Newcomer Center at Spokane’s Ferris High School.

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State Learning Standards & Testing

FLYER: This fact sheet — available in 16 languages — provides key information about Washington K-12 Learning Standards & Assessments, why they’re important, and how parents can support their students.

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Pathways to Great Jobs in WA

REPORT: There will be 740,000 job openings in Washington in the next five years. The majority of job opportunities—particularly those that will support upward mobility and good quality of life—will be filled with workers who have postsecondary education or training.

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