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Chris Reykdal

Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington State

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Superintendent Chris Reykdal is a virtual guest at Crosscut Festival 2022. He has dedicated his career to ensuring all of Washington’s learners have equitable opportunities for a high-quality public education. Under Chris’ leadership, the state has made significant investments in services for students with disabilities, market rate salaries for Washington’s teachers, expanding student pathways to graduation, career and technical education opportunities, and much more.

When: 2:45 p.m. Saturday, May 7.

Where: This is a free virtual event. RSVP now.

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Social Justice

The Education Crisis

Crosscut Festival 2022
Tue May 3, 2022 | 3:00pm

The COVID-19 crisis and its impact on our schools made it clear that we've reached a tipping point in education. Public schools are underfunded. Private schools are out of reach for many. Most teachers and administrators are overworked and underpaid. The debate about how to regain our balance has often become divisive. Let's sit down and talk about how we can move forward, together. WATCH NOW

Featuring: Chris Reykdal, Uti Yamassee Hawkins, Donna Gordon Blankinship

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