State Relations

Governor Creates P-20 Council

Governor Gregoire signed an executive order today that creates the “P-20 Council” called for in the November 2006 Washington Learns final report.  The council will be primarily responsible for driving progress towards all of the ten-year education goals proposed in the report.  The council is also charged with improving student success and transitions within and among early learning, K-12 and higher education sectors.

Members of the new P-20 Council include:

  • The Governor or designee
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction, or designee
  • Director of the Department of Early Learning
  • Chair of the State Board of Education
  • Chair of the Professional Educator Standards Board
  • Chair of the Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Chair of the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board
  • Chair of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
  • Chair of the Council of Presidents
  • Chair of the Independent Colleges of Washington
  • One representative of tribal education programs from a federally recognized tribe, appointed by the Governor