Council will hear findings of regional workforce needs assessment
Olympia—On Oct. 12, the Council will hear findings from researchers on Washington’s regional workforce needs. This will provide context for the Council’s discussion of preliminary findings from the 2017 Roadmap Progress Report, due to the Legislature in December. Keep reading.
Apply for financial aid and get help at a local College Goal Washington event
Olympia—Starting Oct. 1, students can begin applying for financial aid to go to college in the 2018-19 school year. To help people with financial aid applications, the Washington Student Achievement Council is organizing College Goal Washington events across the state. Keep reading.
Washington state awarded $56.7 million to help students GEAR UP for college
Olympia—The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) has received a seven-year, $24.5 million grant to increase college readiness and success for 5,500 low-income students in 48 schools statewide through the Washington State GEAR UP Program. Keep reading.
Council to discuss budget priorities for increasing educational attainment
Olympia—On September 8, the Council will hold a special meeting to discuss priorities for the 2018 Supplemental Budget. With their focus on advancing policies to increase educational attainment statewide, the Council will begin by reviewing outcomes from the 2017 Legislative Session. Keep reading.
Joint Statement on DACA
Olympia—The Washington Student Achievement Council joins the presidents of Washington's 6 public baccalaureate college and universities, 34 community and technical colleges, and 10 members of the Independent Colleges of Washington in the following statement following today's announcement terminating the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months. Keep reading.
Washington Student Achievement Council welcomes new members
Olympia—The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) welcomes two new members this summer. Jan Yoshiwara joins as the new representative for the public community and technical colleges and Peder Digre begins his one-year appointment as the student member. Keep reading.
Washington Student Achievement Council to enter contract negotiations with vendor for 529 college savings plan
Olympia—On Monday, June 26, the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) announced it would begin contract negotiations with BNY Mellon, a global investments company seeking to provide program and investment management services for a new Washington-based, direct-sold 529 college savings plan. WSAC and BNY Mellon intend to finish contract negotiations and begin plan implementation by the end of August. If the project remains on schedule, Washington families may be able to begin investing in the Washington College Savings Program by January 2018. Keep reading.
Council meeting to focus on Southwest Washington economy, Workforce needs
Olympia—At its meeting on June 15, the Washington Student Achievement Council will focus on Southwest Washington’s needs for a skilled and educated workforce. The meeting will also explore the importance of regional factors to the council’s mission to increase educational attainment statewide. Keep reading.
Community representatives will present to the council and discuss attainment goals
Olympia—Community partners will join the Washington Student Achievement Council’s meeting to discuss how the state’s educational attainment goals advance students’ plans for their lives and careers. Participants will discuss how community groups and employers contribute to student success. Keep reading.
College bound scholarship investment pays off in high school graduation, college enrollment
Olympia—Over 30,000 of last year’s eighth graders signed up for the College Bound Scholarship. The scholarship helps Washington’s low-income students reach higher levels of educational attainment. In combination with other state aid, it covers tuition at public college rates. Eligible students sign up in middle school by June 30 of their eighth grade year to receive an early commitment of state funding. Keep reading.
Greater Spokane Incorporated will present to council on initiative to help adults finish degree
Olympia-At its meeting on Feb. 8, the Washington Student Achievement Council will hear from Greater Spokane Incorporated about the Greater Minds education initiative, which is aimed at helping working adults return to school and finish their degree. The council will discuss this community initiative in the context of statewide strategies to reengage working-age adults in postsecondary education. Keep reading.
- Michael P. Meotti appointed executive director of Washington Student Achievement Council - December 21, 2016
- Council statement on Governor Inslee's budget - December 15, 2016
- Council to review Governor's budget on Friday conference call - December 15, 2016
- Council to discuss 2017 legislative priorities at November meeting - November 2, 2016
- Council to discuss statewide policy priorities at October meeting - October 5, 2016
- Washington Student Achievement Council issues 529 college savings plan RFP - October 5, 2016
- Apply for financial aid starting Oct. 1, get help at local College Goal Washington events - September 28, 2016
- ITT Tech's Washington campuses no longer eligible for state financial aid programs - August 29, 2016
- Council to discuss dual credit at September meeting - August 26, 2016
- Council to discuss education partners' priorities for 2017 Legislative Session - August 9, 2016
- Council committees to discuss strategic action plan initiatives - June 28, 2016
- Central Washington University student Jessica Murillo-Rosales joins Washington Student Achievement Council - June 16, 2016
- Council to continue discussions on executive director search - June 6, 2016
- Dr. Rachelle Sharpe appointed acting executive director of Washington Student Achievement Council - May 27, 2016
- Council to discuss strategies for increasing educational attainment - May 26, 2016
- College Bound high school grad rate 13 points higher than low-income student rate - April 14, 2016
- Council will hear from Tacoma Public Schools and the Road Map Project - April 6, 2016
- Executive director of Washington Student Achievement Council to retire - April 4, 2016
- Council to receive annual update on state financial aid programs - February 4, 2016
- Apply early for financial aid, get help at 120 College Goal Washington statewide events - January 12, 2016
- Marginal improvement signals urgent need to increase educational attainment - December 16, 2015
- Council will vote on adoption of 2015 Roadmap Report - December 3, 2015
- Council will review progress toward attainment goals and convene symposium on affordability - November 12, 2015
- College Bound Scholarship sign-up rate continues to break records at 91 percent - October 26, 2015
- Council to review educational attainment progress data and weigh in on analysis - October 8, 2015
- Bellevue College student Eric Pattison joins Washington Student Achievement Council - October 7, 2015
- Council to review factors affecting high school graduation and postsecondary success - August 7, 2015
- Education partners discuss roles in reaching attainment goals - June 11, 2015
- Governor Inslee signs bill to expand student access to dual-credit opportunities - May 11, 2015
- Exemplary High School Seniors Recognized with Washington Scholars Award - April 21, 2015
- Council begins review of minimum college admission standards - April 3, 2015
- College Bound high school grad rate over 10 points higher than low-income student rate - February 26, 2015
- Council engages partners in panel discussion on increasing educational attainment - February 5, 2015
- Now is the time for prospective students—including DREAMers—to apply for financial aid - January 14, 2015
- Council recommendations focus on postsecondary access, opportunity, and affordability - December 4, 2014
- College Goal Washington at 60 sites, helping Washingtonians apply for financial aid - December 2, 2014
- Adoption of 2014 Strategic Action Plan drives November council meeting agenda - November 14, 2014
- College Bound Scholarship cohort largest ever - October 6, 2014
- Council welcomes new member, recognizes achievements of outgoing K-12 representative - October 3, 2014
- Council to decide on agency-request legislation and approve 2014 Strategic Action Plan - October 2, 2014
- Council continues development of 2014 Strategic Action Plan - September 4, 2014
- Budget priorities and 2014 Strategic Action Plan drive discussion at council's August meeting - August 13, 2014
- Everest College-Renton notified of suspension from state financial aid programs - July 11, 2014
- Budget outlook and first generation students considered in Roadmap implementation - June 18, 2014
- Promise, support, and reward are keys to College Bound Scholarship students' success - May 13, 2014
- Roadmap implementation and increasing access to postsecondary education on Council's agenda - April 18, 2014
- ReadySetGrad.org nominated for "Best Education Website" in the 18th Annual Webby Awards - April 18, 2014
- High school seniors receive Washington's highest academic honor - April 15, 2014
- Governor Inslee Signs Bill Endorsing Roadmap Education Goals for 2023 - April 3, 2014
- Calling all "dreamers" - application for state financial aid now available - March 31, 2014
- Council Begins Roadmap Implementation - January 30, 2014
- Washington Student Achievement Council Continues Work to Increase Attainment
- Washington Student Achievement Council Welcomes New Student Member
- The Washington Student Achievement Council Selects New Officers
- The Washington Student Achievement Council Sets Sights on Increased Access to Higher Education
- Washington Student Achievement Council Continues Focus on Improving Education Outcomes for Washington Students
- Governor to Address Student Achievement Council at May 23 Meeting
- Student Achievement Council to Meet March 26 at St. Martin’s in Lacey
- High School Graduation Rates Soar for Students Enrolled in Washington College Bound Scholarship Program
- Student Achievement Council to hold Jan. 23 meeting in Des Moines