News Releases

2014 
 

Budget priorities and 2014 Strategic Action Plan drive discussion at council's August meeting - August 13, 2014

Olympia—During the council’s retreat on Wednesday, Aug. 20, members will review budget priorities from their sector partners, including the Council of Presidents, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Independent Colleges of Washington. Keep reading.

Everest College-Renton notified of suspension from state financial aid programs - July 11, 2014

Olympia—The Washington Student Achievement Council has formally notified Everest College-Renton, owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc., of their suspended eligibility to recieve state financial aid dollars for the 201-15 academic year. Keep reading.

Budget outlook and first generation students considered in Roadmap implementation - June 18, 2014

Olympia—On June 23, the Washington Student Achievement Council will hear presentations from the Office of Financial Management (OFM) and the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). Keep reading.

Promise, support, and reward are keys to College Bound Scholarship students' success - May 13, 2014

Olympia—The data are in for last year's high school graduation rates, and it's more good news for the College Bound Scholarship program. About 76 percent of CBS students graduated in the class of 2013. Keep reading

Roadmap implementation and increasing access to postsecondary education on Council's agenda - April 18, 2014

Olympia—On April 24, the Washington Student Achievement Council will meet to discuss how recent efforts to increase access to postsecondary education may be incorporated into implementation of the Roadmap. Keep reading

ReadySetGrad.org nominated for "Best Education Website" in the 18th Annual Webby Awards - April 18, 2014

Olympia—ReadySetGrad.org - Washington State's comprehensive career and college readiness website for 6th grade through continuing education students, their families, and educators - is nominated for the "Best Education Website" Webby Award. Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, the Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Keep reading

High school seniors receive Washington's highest academic honor - April 15, 2014

Olympia—The Washington Student Achievement Council and Association of Washington School Prinicipals (AWSP) announced the names of 196 high school seniors recognized as Washington Scholars or Washington Scholar Alternates for their outstanding accomplishments. The Washington Scholars recognition award represents the highest academic honor conferred by the State of Washington and is awarded to sutdents who demonstrate the educational excellence and civic commitment so vital to the future of our state. Keep reading

Governor Inslee Signs Bill Endorsing Roadmap Education Goals for 2023 - April 3, 2014

Olympia—Washington is one important step closer to increasing educational attainment for students and workers. Today, Governor Inslee signed ESHB 2626, which acknowledges and endorses the planning targets proposed by the Washington Student Achievement Council in its Ten-Year Roadmap Report. Keep reading

Calling all "dreamers" - application for state financial aid now available - March 31, 2014

Olympia—The Washington Application for State Financial Aid, or the WASFA, is now available for undocumented students to apply for State Need Grant funds. The application can be accessed at ReadySetGrad.org/WASFA, and students should submit it as soon as possible. Keep reading

Council Begins Roadmap Implementation - January 30, 2014

Olympia—On February 3, the Council will receive its first update on implementation of Roadmap recommendations. The 2013 Roadmap Report, a plan to increase educational attainment in Washington, was submitted to the Legislature and Governor in December 2013. The report set two statewide attainment goals and recommended 12 strategies to achieve these goals by 2023. Keep reading

 

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