State looks at college enrollment goals for high school students

The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) met Aug. 23 to discuss legislative proposals to meet the state’s goals of getting 70% of Washington to have some form of post-secondary education.

The proposals are looking to address some of the barriers that inhibit Washingtonians from seeking higher education through a four-year, two-year or technical program. The legislation particularly targeted low-income students and students of color, who have been most heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“An issue I hear over and over again is why Washington, with everything it has going for it, has a college going rate that is ten points below the national average,” said Michael Meotti, executive director of the WSAC. “Year after year, we see a decline in adults enrolling, particularly in community and technical colleges. This is trying to get at that issue.”

According to the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, 53% of

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UK event aims to transform education for millions of students around the world

Microsoft has joined the UK Government at an event in London to work towards transforming education in lower-income countries.

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) organised the event, which was attended online and in person by Heads of State from countries including Ghana, Afghanistan and Nigeria, as well as several European nations, and parts of the private sector. It was hosted by the UK Government and President Kenyatta of Kenya.

In lower-income countries, hundreds of millions of girls and boys have not learned basic reading skills by the age of 10, and nearly a quarter of a billion children are still completely excluded from education.

During the event, governments and the private sector committed $5 billion to education funding over the next five years, while GPE nations also agreed commitments on domestic financing for education.

The event included a roundtable focusing on the growing role business partners and philanthropy play

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Kenosha County students earn degrees from UW-Whitewater | Local News

WHITEWATER — A number of Kenosha County students graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater at the end of the spring 2021 term.

Earning degrees were (listed by hometown, with degrees and honors ):

Parker Krumm, magna cum laude, bachelor of business administration in general business; Lindsay Schreiber, bachelor of science in political science; Tyler Wiley, bachelor of business administration in finance.

Nick Balk, cum laude, bachelor of business administration in finance; Jack Bolog, summa cum laude, bachelor of business administration in human resource management; Teresa Bransley, bachelor of Science in elementary education; Tyler Chatterton, bachelor of business administration in marketing; Mikayla Cloherty, bachelor of arts in English; Andrew Craig, bachelor of business administration in accounting; Jessica Darling, summa cum laude, bachelor of science in biology; Meghan Faszholz, cum laude, bachelor of arts in English; Angelia Gallion, magna cum laude, bachelor of science

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New Mexico Selects the TeacherWallet Spending Management Platform to Distribute Funds to Help Transition Special Education Students Back into Regular Classroom Routine

MIAMI and SANTA FE, N.M., July 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The New Mexico Secretary of Education has awarded a contract to ClassWallet to implement its innovative TeacherWallet fintech spending management platform for teachers helping to transition special education students back into regular classroom routines for the 2021-22 school year.

TeacherWallet will enable the New Mexico Public Education Department to provide special education teachers with discretionary budgets to purchase products for their classrooms including classroom supplies and materials, fidget spinners and other behavioral aids and supplies, as necessary. The platform will allow school administrators to maintain strict accountability of expenditures and expedite the processing of reimbursements with minimal paperwork and maximum efficiency.

ClassWallet services were used previously by the New Mexico Public Education Department for other programs and state officials were impressed by the efficiency of its turnkey platform.

“TeacherWallet streamlines the process for educators to get the products they

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