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Washington State of Education

KENNEWICK, Wash. - The State Superintendent of Public Instruction lays out some new goals for Washington educators.

The Superintendent addressed school boards and district leaders across the state. School administrators expect the Superintendent Terry Bergeson's address every year, but this year she warned school leaders some of the things she has in mind may be extremely difficult to fix.

The Superintendent gave educators four goals to ensure improvement. First, strengthen the state's math and science programs. Second, develop a sensible education policy. Third, give greater support to teachers, and finally increase school funding.

"We do have some issues with our mathematics we need to get those scores up. We need to get all kids graduating to prepare for college or citizenship after high school. We need to support our teachers and it may cost some money," said Rich Buel, Kennewick District School.   

Buel adds state school districts need to give kids the skills they need to survive life after they graduate high school.