Resources

Below you will find resources on education from early learning through college.

  • The National Center for Education Information specializes in survey research and data analysis related to education and teacher preparation in America. It is a private, non-partisan research organization located in Washington, D.C.
  • OSPI Endorsement Information - This is a link to the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) website that explains how currently certified Washington State K-12 educators can add additional endorsements to their current Washington State teaching certificate.
  • The WEST-B (Washington Educators Basic Skills Test) is required for all students applying for admission to any Washington State approved educator preparation program or any K-12 educator applicants who have been certified as an educator outside the state of Washington and are applying for a Washington State teaching certificate. Test takers are required to register in advance in order to take the exam.
  • The Washington Education Association (WEA) is a union committed to advancing the professional interest of its members in order to make public education in the state of Washington the best it can be for students, staff, and communities.
  • PBS Learning Media is an online resource designed to assist instructors by connecting learning standards introduced in the classroom with PBS programming.
  • The Smithsonian Institution provides online resources to educators as a way to help strengthen American education and with the goal to enhance our country's ability to compete globally.
  • The goal of the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) is to establish policies and requirements for the preparation and certification of education professionals in the state of Washington. The board also serves as an advisory body to the Office of the Superientendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) on certain education-related issues.
  • Paraeducator.com is a website which provides tools and information in order to assist school districts in the state of Washington meet state and federal mandates related to teacher assistants/paraeducators.
  • The Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) is one of nine regition educational agencies serving school districts and state-approved private schools in Washington State.
  • The Green Schools Initiative works to improve the environmental health and ecological sustainability of schools in the United States. They promote in the school environment the eliminating of toxins, the use of sustainable resources, the creation of "green" schoolyards and buildings, the serving of healthy food, and the teaching of environmental literacy and sterwardship in the classroom.
  • The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is committed to advancing sustainability in higher education environments throughout the United States.