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Our office is located at 917 Lakeridge Way Southwest in Olympia.
February 11, Olympia
April 8, Olympia
June 17, Seattle
August 13, Walla Walla
October 15, Tacoma
November 18, Centralia
Three standing committees make recommendations to the Council regarding policies and potential Council action.
February 10, Tumwater
April 13, Renton
June 15, Walla Walla
August 17, Cheney
October 12, TBD
November 9, TBD
The Disability Taskforce works to improve postsecondary transitions for students with disabilities.
The ISLS coalition is currently exploring
the implications of CCSS in high
school graduation and postsecondary
enrollment and remediation.
Aligning Washington's education system with a STEM-based economy.
The Dual Credit Workgroup explores policy options to streamline and expand opportunities for students to earn college credit.
The Pave the Way conference focuses on strategies to increase equity, access, and educational attainment for low-income, first-generation, and historically underrepresented students.
Find agendas and materials from past Council meetings
Explore the materials of past events, and the composition, minutes, and agenda items of past workgroups
The Council meets several times annually at select cities across the state. Meetings during Legislative Session are often held in Olympia.
Learn about the many post secondary options available in our State
The College Readiness Project and the Transition Math Project
Explore options such as Running Start, Advanced Placement, and Dual Credit Programs.
Costs related to tuition and fees for higher education in Washington
Policies and procedures related to student transfers between higher education institutions
Residency guidelines for the determination of in-state tuition
Credits awarded based on skills and knowledge gained outside the classroom
Learn about the current projects of the Council's research team
Archive of work from the Council’s research, policy, and planning team
An educated workforce is essential to the vibrant Washington economy
The 2013 Roadmap identifies two overarching goals for increasing educational attainment in Washington
The 2014 Strategic Action Plan includes specific policy and investment recommendations to make significant progress toward the state's educational attainment goals
An overview of the financial aid programs available to Washington students
State need grant that supports low income tuition, books, and fees
Provides financial assistance to low income students who dream of a college education
Provides income for education and hands on experiences
Helps students from foster care attend and succeed in college
Competitive scholarship to outstanding eligible students
Supporting employment needs of Washington’s aerospace companies
Programs to recruit new teachers to Washington’s schools
Program to attract and retain licensed health professionals’ service in shortage areas
Loan forgiveness program for eligible Washington attorneys
University of Washington Campus - Seattle, Washington
Institutions serving students in Washington
Investigative authority, student complaints, transcripts, diploma mills
Explore the resources available for student complaints
Program to ensure post secondary education quality
Promoting and safeguarding quality education and training programs for veterans
Learn more about the interstate, higher education agreement
Direct link to online resources for state institutions
Materials for financial aid administrators
Unit Record Reporting resources
Materials related to latent SFA programs
Grant to help cover college costs for eligible students
Grant to help cover child care costs for eligible families
Provides partnership grants for professional development projects serving K-12 educators
Learn more about Guaranteed Education Tuiton, Washington's 529 savings plan, and view GET Committee meeting materials
Council website designed to serve the needs of our college bound students, parents, and the educators who work on their behalf
Federally-funded program providing services to low-income schools
Free service connecting students with Washington scholarship providers
Includes the College Application Campaign, College Goal Washington, and the FAFSA Completion Initiative
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Archive of published materials from Council communications
Collection of the Council’s bimonthly newsletters
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