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State of Washington

With almost 7.1 million people, Washington is the most populous state in our region and serves nearly half (1.1 million) of the region's student population, who attend 2,429 public and elementary and secondary schools. English learner students make up 10 percent of the population. One in five public school students is identified as Hispanic, and another fifth of the population is from another racial or ethnic minority group.

Priority issues for our partners in Washington:

  • Appropriate supports for English learner students
  • Educational equity
  • Effective STEM instruction
  • Supply and development of effective educators