Education Policy

Spring 2015 quarter

Taught by

Kathe Taylor

According to Washington state law, the purpose of a high school diploma is to “declare that a student is ready for success in postsecondary education, gainful employment and citizenship, and is equipped with the skills to be a lifelong learner.”  How do policies from different education sectors--early childhood, K-12, and higher education--set the stage for these goals to be reached?   In this course, we will examine this broad question by exploring in depth the complex inter-connections between education policy and practice.  We will analyze selected education policies from national, state, and local levels as a way of understanding what education policy is, who makes it, what its intended outcomes are, how it is implemented, and how well it works.

Program Details

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Evening and Weekend

Advertised schedule: Apr 10-12. 5-9pm Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun


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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning: Access to web-based tools required, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Registration Information

Credits: 2 (Spring)

Class standing: Graduate

Maximum enrollment: 15


Course Reference Number

(2 GR credits): 30267

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