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Redmond, Wash. – At a live event on the evening of Wednesday, January 6, Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Superintendent, Dr. Jon Holmen, announced Pathway Forward, LWSD’s plan to return students to in-person learning for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

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An International Community School student is the 2019-20 winner of the sixth annual Washington State Zine Contest. Katya Rukhlinskaia, who is now in eighth grade, won for grades 7-9 for her “Tribes: The Cowlitz” zine entry.

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    Instructional Materials Committee

    Committee Purpose:
    The Instructional Materials Committee 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 the curriculum adoption committees are available here.