GOVERNOR'S P-20 COUNCIL
EARLY LEARNING, K-12 AND HIGHER EDUCATION
The P-20 Council will include leaders responsible for carrying out education policies and investments within our state and the three advisory committee chairs from the Washington Learns Steering Committee. With the participation of leaders from each level of education and from the three advisory committee chairs, the P-20 Council will hold our education system accountable for results that will best serve our children, our families, and our economy. To improve education accountability, the P-20 Council will ask and act on these and other questions:
|•||Are more children ready to learn when they enter kindergarten?|
|•||Are more students adequately prepared in math and science -- the language of international competition?|
|•||Are more students graduating from high school ready for work or higher education?|
|•||Are more students completing college programs that prepare them for work or further education and training?|
|•||Are students receiving personalized learning experiences that complement their learning styles?|
|•||Are students experiencing a truly seamless education system?|
During its 2007 session, the legislature made significant investments in education in early learning, K-12 and higher education. Many of these investments are the result of Washington Learns. The P-20 Council's task is to track progress on the Washington Learns long-term goals and on the specific investments that have been made. The P-20 Council will use existing and new measures to collect data and track changes.
The accountability processes used in other sectors of state government will be applied in education as well.
The Governor's P-20 Council shall be composed of:
|2.||The Superintendent of Public Instruction;|
|3.||The Chair of the Washington Learns Early Learning Council;|
|4.||The Chair of the Washington Learns Higher Education Advisory Committee;|
|5.||The Director of the Department of Early Learning;|
|6.||The Chair of the State Board of Education;|
|7.||The Chair of the Professional Educator Standards Board;|
|8.||The Chair of the Higher Education Coordinating Board;|
|9.||The Chair of the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board;|
|10.||The Chair of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges;|
|11.||The Chair of the Council of Presidents;|
|12.||The Chair of the Independent Colleges of Washington; and|
|13.||One representative of tribal education programs from a federally recognized tribe, appointed by the Governor.|
This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.
Signed and sealed with the official seal of the state of Washington, on this 14th day of June 2007, at Olympia, Washington.
|Christine O. Gregoire|
|BY THE GOVERNOR:|
|Secretary of State|