Washington STEM shows regional information about which jobs are in-demand and offer a family-sustaining wage, and what credentials are needed to obtain those jobs. Learn more here.
The Washington Roundtable and Partnership for Learning’s report, “The Path to 70% Credential Attainment,” lays out strategies to support 70 percent of Washington students to earn a post-high school credential by the high school class of 2030. Learn more here.
Washington Student Engagement Networks
Washington Student Engagement Networks held the Student Action Summit in November in Yakima to empower students with information to use their voices as catalysts for change in our state’s higher education system. Learn more here. Watch students’ videos about why financial aid matters to them on our YouTube channel.
Career Connect Washington
Career Connect Washington brings together business, labor, government and education leaders with one goal: to improve the ability of young people to connect with high-demand, high-wage careers in Washington. Learn more here.
Washington College Grant News
Seattle Times: Could you go to college tuition-free in Washington? Here’s how to find out
Seattle Times: 110,000 Washington students a year will get money for college, many a free ride
The Daily News: Changes to the state’s college grant program has ‘broad reach’ for Cowlitz County
New York Times: Washington state moves toward free and reduced college tuition, with businesses footing the bill
KNKX: New Washington College Grant will also be available for students to use at private colleges
The News Tribune op ed: Revamped college grant opens doors for Washington students
KUOW: Free college is coming for more low income students in Washington
2019 Legislative Session News
Everett Herald: Investment now crucial for higher education
Yakima Herald-Republic: State must support higher ed through scholarships
Kitsap Sun: Higher education is a promise worth keeping
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin: When Walla Walla Valley students succeed, our whole region succeeds
Spokesman-Review op ed: Education beyond high school is win-win for students, economy
Wenatchee World op ed: Education beyond high school is essential for students’ success
Wenatchee World column: Beyond high school: We know we need an educated workforce. Now what?
Tri-City Herald op ed: Legislators urged to make higher education a priority
The Columbian op ed: Time for Legislature to invest in education after high school
Kitsap Sun op ed: Training and higher ed is a sound investment for our state
Bellingham Business Journal op ed: It’s time for the Legislature to invest in training and education beyond high school
Peninsula Daily News op ed: Legislature should invest in training, education beyond high school
Seattle Times editorial: Community colleges need budget love to train future workforce
Spokesman-Review op ed: EWU President: Why Go to College
Spokesman-Review op ed: Higher-ed investment essential
The Daily Chronicle op ed: It’s Time for the Legislature to Invest in Training and Education Beyond High School
The Everett Herald op ed: EvCC, colleges preparing path to careers