Until I read this Tacoma News Tribune article I had forgotten that our state waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and NCLB was conditional. Last week OSPI updated the federal education department on the status of the two areas that have held up finalizing the waiver. The two areas of concern are completing a new teacher and principal evaluation system and completing a school accountability system. According to OSPI Assistant Superintendent Bob Harmon progress is being made in both areas.
"Both of those are in progress," he said. "They're checking to make sure we are implementing as we said we would and seem satisfied with us at this point."