The Puget Sound region is about to receive a historic investment to support underserved students in education, from birth through postsecondary. King, Pierce and Snohomish counties will receive approximately $518 million dollars, collectively over the next 15 years. The King County Council will soon decide how to spend the funds, and Puget Sound College and Career Network is one of the lead groups organizing K-12, higher education, and community partners around a collaborative, cross- systems proposal, promoting college and career supports for students in low income King County high schools. “Together with education advocates and students from across the region, we are working to change the game for students- ensuring that our systems are easier to navigate and that students are more supported in their pursuit of a postsecondary credential,” summarizes Kyla Lackie. “We hope to close opportunity gaps and model an equitably funded and more cohesive college and career success system.” Click here to read a Seattle Times article and learn what Mercy Daramola, manager on the College and Career Network team had to say about the issue, on behalf of the PSCCN team and PSESD. Additionally, read a recent Op Ed from education leaders about the proposal.
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