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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
Spaulding, Randy – Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2010
Washington State is a leader in the innovation economy largely due to the combination of aerospace, software, and biomedical industries centered in the greater Seattle area; and, the state's high level of international trade. Despite Washington's national ranking, the state is overly reliant on importing educated workers from other states and…
Descriptors: Migration, Adults, Brain Drain, Student Mobility
Clements-Sampson, Sara; Smith, Andi; Spaulding, Randy – Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2006
Over the past several decades, a bachelor's degree has become an increasingly important tool for workers interested in pursuing the jobs of tomorrow. For the thousands of students who begin their college careers at community and technical colleges, transfer is essential in realizing their goal of attaining a bachelor's degree and ensuring they can…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Educational Attainment, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes