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Katherine Long

12 February 2019

Seattle, United States

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Washington State is pioneering savings accounts for people with disabilities that won't penalize them for saving for financial stability by barring them from essential federal aid programs. The accounts are tax-free a...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

2 July 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Two federally-funded Seattle tech training programs tasked with increasing diversity in the industry returned dramatically different results over the course of one year. Experts credit Apprenti's employer-driven natur...

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13 June 2018

Washington, United States

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The University of Washington State Academic Red Shirt program provides enrolled students with an extra year of prerequisite instruction in an attempt to prepare them to pursue an engineering degree. Five years in, the...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

1 June 2018

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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Only one year after Tennessee became the first state to offer free community college education to all high school graduates, the college enrollment rate increased by five percent. By reducing barriers to entry, the pr...

The Seattle Times

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1 June 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan looks to Tennessee's initiative that offers free community college education for every high-school graduate in the state. While Seattle currently helps low-income students pay for the first ...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

15 March 2018

Washington, United States

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Washington state boasts one of the country's most established and successful dual-credit programs, allowing students to earn college credits while still in high school (at no cost). Some participants even graduate hig...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

22 January 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Students enrolled in community college may waste time and money if they don't have a clear plan laid out for their post-secondary education. With new grant funding, five community colleges in Washington are working to...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

13 January 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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“It’s like my tongue is tap-dancing,” is how one student described learning Lushootseed, an indigenous language. Colleges and universities are allowing students to get a credit for learning an indigenous language. A f...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

5 June 2017

Onalaska, Washington, United States

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Responding to a changing economy in rural Washington state, one high school has added more relevant vocational programs and started requiring students to take a daily 50-minute class on the college application process...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

2 June 2017

Chehalis, Washington, United States

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The Chehalis school district has teamed up with the Chehalis Foundation to support students. Only 15 percent of adults in the area have a bachelor's degree, and only 20 percent of graduating high school seniors earn ...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

19 December 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Only a fraction of kids in foster care go to college, and even fewer graduate. The small but successful scholarship program at Seattle University aims to change that by specifically helping students from foster care.

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

9 May 2015

Olympia, Washington, United States

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At Evergreen College, students take fewer classes for longer durations and are instructed by teams of teachers who have not been sorted out by subject departments. As a result, students’ education is exploratory and o...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

6 April 2015

Washington, United States

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Many students who are funneled into remedial courses don't end up completing their community college degrees. For the past decade, I-BEST has offered students a hands-on approach, connecting academic work with direct ...

The Seattle Times

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29 November 2014

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In an idea borrowed from college athletics called redshirting, STARS enrolls promising engineering students — many of them women and minorities — to give them an additional year of collegiate academic work before they...

The Seattle Times

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17 May 2014

Walla Walla, Washington, United States

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Individualized advice and counseling, boosted by software tools, is helping hundreds more students earn degrees and certificates each year at Walla Walla Community College in Washington.

The Seattle Times

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8 February 2014

Bellingham, Washington, United States

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Fewer than one in four high-school graduates in the Sedro-Woolley and Meridian school districts, for example, go to four-year colleges. Just a little over half of all graduates in surrounding districts go to college a...

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