Advisory: January 24 Council Meeting
Council to preview 2022 priorities and indicators of progress
January 19, 2022
Olympia—The Monday, Jan. 24, Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) meeting will focus on the council’s 2022 priorities, as well as an exploration of key indicators of progress, in the effort to increase equity in educational attainment and meet the state’s 70 percent postsecondary attainment goal.
The 2022 priorities are focused around equity and emphasize the need to ensure higher education is affordable, students receive holistic supports and more students enroll in and earn a postsecondary credential. Continued stakeholder input and collaboration is critical to this work’s success, and the council will be soliciting ongoing feedback in the year ahead. Reaching the state’s 70 percent educational attainment goal will depend on statewide and regional partnerships committed to helping students access college or career training.
The meeting will also include a review of Governor Inslee’s proposed 2022 budget, which includes funding for a Career and College Pathways Innovation Challenge Grant program. The grant dollars will be directed to local partnerships of K-12 schools, community organizations and higher education partners working together to increase student enrollment in college or career training. The regional grant program will position the state to fund innovative practices, with a commitment to learning what works on the ground and expanding promising practices across communities.