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Spaulding, Randy – Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2011
Washington's 2008 Strategic Master Plan for Higher Education called for creating "multiple pathways from high school to college or workforce training" --through greater use of dual credit and concurrent high school and college enrollment options. The most prevalent of these in Washington are Running Start, which accounts for 12,500 FTE;…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, College Credits, Access to Education, High School Students
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education recently released a "College Completion Tool Kit" intended to support the higher education attainment goals set by the Obama administration. These goals are consistent with the state's Strategic Master Plan for Higher Education. The tool kit lays out strategies for achieving higher levels of attainment…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Graduation, Educational Finance
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2008
The Passport to College Promise Scholarship program was created by the 2007 Washington State Legislature (House Bill 1131) to help former foster youth prepare for and succeed in college. This status report addresses four areas: (1) proposed scholarship and student support approaches; (2) estimates of the number of students who will receive…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Academic Persistence, Enrollment, Educational Legislation
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2005
The Eastern Washington University Department of Education, in collaboration with Spokane Public Schools and Spokane Falls Community College, established a teacher preparation pathway called Discover the Teacher Within for the 2003-2005 biennium. The project's major purpose was to encourage high school students to consider K-12 teaching as a career…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Pilot Projects, Articulation (Education), Student Recruitment
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2005
With passage of House Bill 3103 in 2004, the Legislature recognized the challenges facing students as they move from one educational sector to another. The omnibus legislation, which amended and clarified the mission of the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) called on the board to work with the state board of education, the superintendent…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Educational Legislation, High School Students, College Credits
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2003
This student handbook helps students in grades 6 and 7 to prepare for high school and college. It urges them to plan now so that they can get on the right track and take the classes they need. The handbook encourages these students to discover their strengths, weaknesses, interests, and abilities to learn how they can prepare them for their…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Grade 7, Educational Planning, Career Planning
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2002
The College and Career Planning Handbook provides five steps and associated activities to help guide high school choices and prepare students for college and beyond. Steps include: (1) Discover Yourself (Who are you, and what do you want?); (2) Explore Your Options (What's the best job in the world?); (3) Set Goals (Specific, Measurable,…
Descriptors: College Admission, Career Planning, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Learning Activities