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2018

Council will discuss opportunities to increase educational attainment statewide

Olympia—On November 7, the Council will review the 2019 legislative agenda. The agenda highlights programs, policies, and investments that than can increase educational attainment statewide. That discussion will be informed by a panel of representatives from educational sectors and partner organizations, who will share their 2019 legislative session priorities. Keep reading.

Get help applying for financial aid at a College Goal Washington event near you

Olympia—As of Oct. 1, students can begin applying for financial aid to go to college in the 2019-20 school year. To help people with their financial aid applications, the Washington Student Achievement Council is organizing College Goal Washington events across the state. Beginning in October and November, College Goal Washington events will take place throughout the state for the rest of the school year. Anyone who wants to pursue education after high school can attend these events. Keep reading.  

Office Hours: Regional highlight—Seattle's comprehensive support plan

Council members welcomed Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan at the September 20 Council meeting in Seattle. Mayor Durkan presented an engaging message on the importance of educational and economic opportunity, highlighting Seattle’s Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Plan. Keep reading

Council brings local leaders together to improve student access and support

Olympia—On Sept. 20, the Council will hear from leaders in King County's public and non-profit sectors. The meeting will focus on the barriers to postsecondary access and success facing many students from low-income families and students of color. These issues are broad in nature. They include housing, food security, childcare, transportation and more. The meeting also includes a presentation by Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, who will speak about the college promise program. Keep reading

Council to finalize budget priorities for the 2019-21 biennium

Olympia—On September 7, Council members will meet via conference call to finalize agency budget priorities for the 2019-21 biennium. The meeting will take place from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. Find the agenda, meeting materials, and call-in information on our meetings page

Council will review budget and legislative priorities for 2019-21 biennium

Olympia—On August 23, the Council will discuss budget and policy priorities for the upcoming 2019 Legislative Session. Members will review proposals to close opportunity gaps, make college affordable, reconnect adults to education, and support regional innovation. Keep reading

Council work session to develop Strategic Action Plan for 2019-21 Biennium

Olympia—On June 21, Council members and WSAC staff will meet with stakeholders at Highline College to identify strategies that can improve educational attainment. The meeting will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Find the agenda, meeting materials, and location information on our meetings page. Note that materials will be updated through the meeting date.

Council working with Greater Spokane, Inc. to meet regional needs

Olympia—On May 23, the Council will discuss Spokane’s regional education and workforce needs with Greater Spokane, Inc. The meeting will also highlight contributions from stakeholders representing state and local organizations in K-12 and higher education as well as workforce development. Keep reading

College Bound Scholarship's newest cohort of students over 30,000 strong

Olympia—Over 30,000 of last year’s eighth graders signed up for the College Bound Scholarship, with a statewide average sign-up rate of 71 percent. Keep reading

Council releases interactive data dashboard of progress toward attainment goals

Olympia—On Jan. 31, the Council will discuss next steps toward meeting Washington’s statewide attainment goals, established in 2013. That discussion will also include a review of the state’s progress. Keep reading

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