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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 

OlympiaOver 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