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Council to discuss proposals to expand educational attainment

August 17 | Olympia—On Monday, August 23, the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) will discuss several legislative proposals designed to meet the state’s postsecondary goal: that 70% of Washington residents will have some form of postsecondary credential. The Council’s conversation will focus on proposals that can alleviate the adverse impacts of the COVID pandemic and address racial inequities.  Keep reading.

The importance of student supports in increasing educational outcomes

July 12 | Olympia—On Thursday, July 15, the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) will discuss the role of student supports in improving educational outcomes. Low-income, first-generation, and marginalized student populations face higher rates of basic needs insecurity. Basic needs insecurity (food and housing insecurity, as well as lack of child care and healthcare) can present significant barriers to student academic success. Keep reading.

Council to discuss expanding dual credit opportunities for Washington students 

April 8 | Olympia—On Wednesday, April 14, the Washington Student Achievement Council will discuss opportunities to expand student access to dual credit coursework. The discussion will include a review of the guiding principles for improving the state’s dual credit system. Developed through Washington’s Dual Credit Task Force, the principles are designed to support the development of a dual-credit system that eliminates current inequities in access, affordability, and college & career counseling. Keep reading.

WSAC announces spring schedule for higher education equity webinars

March 17 | Olympia—The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) is hosting a series of webinars focused on strategies to advance equity, increase college readiness, and broaden access to higher education in Washington State. Pave the Way webinars are free and open to the public, designed for local community leaders, higher education faculty and administrators, K-12 educators and leaders and any other organization or group looking to advance postsecondary attainment in Washington State. Events for spring 2021 have now been announced. Keep reading.

Council to discuss higher education enrollment and affordability challenges 

March 4 | Olympia—On Thursday, March 11, the Washington Student Achievement Council will explore the enrollment and affordability challenges impeding high school students’ pursuit of higher education. That discussion, as well as a Council update on a number of expanding partnerships dedicated to supporting prospective adult students’ return to the classroom, is representative of the Council’s continued focus on addressing racial inequities that persist in higher education. Keep reading.

State provides $5 million through the Emergency Relief Grant to support undocumented students

March 3 | Olympia—Washington colleges serving eligible undocumented students will soon have access to $5 million in emergency funding to support undocumented students affected by the COVID pandemic. Funds will be allocated to campuses based on the number of eligible undocumented students at their campus. Keep reading.

WSAC announces an opportunity for adult learners in Pierce County

February 17 | Olympia—The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) announces an exciting opportunity for adult learners in Pierce County, Washington. Through the Compass Coaching Pierce Country Project, over 1,100 Pierce County residents will have an opportunity to work one-one-one with a college coach, at no cost. The coach will help prospective students identify high-value education pathways in Pierce Country and direct students to next steps. Keep reading.

Council to explore opportunities to increase college readiness and enrollment  

January 8 | Olympia—On Wednesday, Jan. 13, the Washington Student Achievement Council will discuss opportunities to increase college readiness and college enrollment through partnerships between Washington’s colleges and K-12 school districts. Keep reading.

 

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