Financial Aid Advising Days: New opportunity to support students’ post-high school goals

Navigating financial aid for education or training after high school can seem complicated and overwhelming. But national research shows that 90% of students who complete a financial aid application attend college and that the main...

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Navigating my first year of college remotely

Nina Okubo is a first-year student at the University of Washington, a graduate of West Valley High School in Yakima, and a winner of the 2020 #PlanYourPathWA student video contest. Check out Nina’s video here....

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New K-5 Family Guides Can Help Support Students’ Remote Learning

As parents and caregivers continue to take on at-home education during the COVID-19 pandemic, new K-5 Family Guides in English and Spanish can help make the job a little easier in math and literacy. The...

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High School and Beyond Planning: what’s new for 2020-21

At the start of an unusual and challenging school year, many students, families, and educators are juggling a new way of engaging in education. With distance learning in effect across much of Washington, the future...

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Parent Voices: Families reflect on remote learning challenges, successes

This spring, families across Washington made the abrupt transition to learning at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents stepped up and assumed the new role of teaching their children academic subjects amidst stressful current...

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Reimagining Expanded Learning Opportunities During COVID-19

Several years ago, when expanded learning opportunities (ELO) arrived for the first time at elementary school sites in Tacoma, students could choose from a variety of fun afterschool programs. At Edison Elementary School, activities included...

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