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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We want to recognize and honor all our outstanding teachers who are the heart and soul of education. Thank you, teachers, for working hard each and every day to elevate our students to become successful in school and beyond. We celebrate you today and every day!

One of just 50 schools across the country with this distinction

Redmond, Wash. – Ella Baker Elementary in Redmond has been recognized as a National School of Character. This is the first time a school from Washington state has been recognized with this award. The recognition comes from Character.org, an organization dedicated to empowering people of all ages to practice and model core values.

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    Instructional Materials Committee

    Committee Purpose:
    The Instructional Materials Committee (IMC) recommends instructional materials to the board of directors, which must vote to adopt specific curriculum for the district.

    Connection to Strategic Goal:
    Goal 1: Ensure academic success for every student

    Responsibilities:
    The Instructional Materials Committee recommends instructional materials to the board of directors, which must vote to adopt specific curriculum for the district. Determining which curriculum will be taught to our students includes an adoption process whereby:

    • A diverse group of parents, community members, administrators, and teachers with subject matter expertise is formed
    • Standards and interests are developed
    • Screening criteria is created
    • Available resources are reviewed
    • Consensus and recommendation is made
    • Public review is conducted
    • Approval from Instructional Materials Committee and Lake Washington School District board

    Meetings: Approximately once a month.

    The adoption process is on a timeline with curriculum being reviewed every eight to ten years.

    Updates from IMC and curriculum adoption committees