Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee
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Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee

Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee was created during the 2009 legislature to continue to address the achievement gap in Washington state.

The committee is charged by RCW 28A.300.136 to synthesize the findings and recommendations from the five 2008 Achievement Gap Studies into an implementation plan and recommend policies and strategies to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Professional Educator Standards Board and the State Board of Education in the following areas:

  • Supporting and facilitating parent and community involvement and outreach.
  • Enhancing the cultural competency of current and future educators and the cultural relevance of curriculum and instruction.
  • Expanding pathways and strategies to prepare and recruit diverse teachers and administrators.
  • Recommending current programs and resources that should be redirected to narrow the gap.
  • Identifying data elements and systems needed to monitor progress in closing the gap.
  • Making closing the achievement gap part of the school and school district improvement process.
  • Exploring innovative school models that have shown success in closing the achievement gap.

The statute requires OSPI to identify school districts that have the most significant achievement gaps among subgroups of students and for large numbers of those students, and districts that should receive priority for assistance in advancing cultural competency skills in their workforce.



Authorizing Legislation
RCW 28A.300.136 Educational opportunity gap oversight and accountability committee — Policy and strategy recommendations.



Members

Name

Representing

Bill Kallappa
*Nicole Barandon-Sutton (alternate)
Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs
Carrie BasasOffice of the Education Ombuds (OEO)
Fiasili Savusa
* Mele Aho (alternate)
Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (Pacific American)
Representative Lillian Ortiz-SelfHouse of Representatives, Additional member appointed by the Speaker of the House
Frieda Takamura
Julie Kang (alternate)
Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (Asian American)
Dr. Wanda Billingsly
* Dr. James Smith (alternate)
Commission on African American Affairs
Superintendent Chris Reykdal
* Jamila Thomas (alternate)
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
Representative Bob McCaslinHouse of Representatives, Designee for Ranking Minority Member
Senator John McCoySenate, Designee for Ranking Minority Member
Representative Sharon Tomiko SantosHouse of Representatives, Education Committee Chair
TBDSenate, Additional member appointed by the President of the Senate
Senator Hans ZeigerSenate, Early Learning and K-12 Education Chair
Alex YbarraCommission on Hispanic Affairs

Committee Co-Chairs: Representative Lillian Ortiz-Self and Senator John McCoy

 

 

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Upcoming Meetings

December 19, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Renton Technical College Annex, Rm. 113
3407 NE 2nd St
Renton, WA 98056

+ More Meeting Dates

January 16, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

February 20, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

March 20, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

April 17, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

May 15, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

June 19, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

July 17, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

August 21, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

September 18, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

October 16, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

November 20, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

December 18, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

Past Meetings


Contact Us

Nickolaus Colgan
Program Specialist II
Title II, Part A and Special Programs
360-725-6374
nickolaus.colgan@k12.wa.us

LinhPhung Huynh
Research Analyst II
Title II, Part A, and Special Programs
360-725-6504
linhphung.huynh@k12.wa.us


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