Randy Dorn was head of our state’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) from 2009 to 2017, now Chris Reykdal has taken over the office since his election last November.

Chris Reykdal was elected the state’s Superintendent of Public Instruction in November.

In this edition of Northwest Now on KBTC, host Tom Layson takes a closer look at OSPI and its new superintendent. Find out what’s next for our state’s public education system as the new superintendent takes office amid uncertainty over funding under the McCleary law.

The Emmy and Telly Award-winning public affairs series Northwest Now airs Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on KBTC Public Television, a service of Bates Technical College.

Use the list below to find us on TV. You can also watch past episodes and learn more about the show on our website.


KBTC 28.1, 28.2, 28.3 digital channels, (including K41KT-D Grays River-Lebam and K24IC-D, Bellingham and Channel 16 Digital, Seattle)

KCKA 15.1, 15.2, 15.3 digital channels


Comcast channel 108 (HD, most areas in Western Washington)

Comcast channel 12 (most areas – in Tacoma, Comcast channel 3)

Click! (Tacoma) channel 3 Rainier Connect channel 10

Broadstripe channel 28 (varies by area)

Verizon FiOS channel 28
Frontier Cable: 528 (HD), 28 (SD), and 474 (MHz Worldview)

Dish channel 28 (may appear as 8620)