Chris Reykdal

Teacher and founder of national education nonprofit enters race for Washington schools chief

BY: - August 15, 2023

Reid Saaris, an educator and founder of a national nonprofit devoted to eliminating barriers in education for students of all backgrounds, wants to be the next leader of Washington’s public school system. Saaris is campaigning to unseat Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal, who he said has failed to effectively use billions of dollars in […]

State schools chief launches bid for a third term

BY: - June 12, 2023

Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal announced Monday he will seek a third term overseeing Washington’s public school system in 2024. Reykdal sketched out an aggressive agenda including providing free meals for all students,  fully funding special education services, eliminating fees for Running Start participants and expanding opportunities for those wishing to become bilingual. “There’s […]

Inslee axes special education study, drawing bipartisan rebuke

BY: - May 19, 2023

As the state prepares to boost funding for special education by $400 million in the next two years, the governor has angered lawmakers in both parties by nixing a study to see if students are receiving the services they are entitled to. Lawmakers wanted a performance audit of Washington’s system of providing special education to […]