The latest news and updates for GEAR UP Educators.

Posted on 25/03/20 by beth kelly
Check for updates on our programs and resources at WSAC and beyond.
Posted on 24/02/20 by beth kelly
High school seniors across Washington state can receive reminders about important college financial aid deadlines from a chatbot, called Otter.
Posted on 13/02/20 by beth kelly
Lori Wyborney, principal of WA State GEAR UP school Rogers High School in Spokane explains how the AVID program focuses on college readiness to help students be successful after high school.
Posted on 28/01/20 by beth kelly
Olympia—There’s a great new way to pay for college in our state—the Washington College Grant. It gives more money to more people for more kinds of education. Now, the Washington Student Achievement Council has unveiled a new data dashboard to help schools and communities track how many students are applying for financial aid. The FAFSA completion dashboard, available online, includes real-time data on state and district FAFSA completion metrics.
Posted on 21/11/19 by beth kelly
Olympia—At its annual conference on October 22, GEAR UP West presented Beth Kelly of the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) with its Professional of the Year Award for 2019. As Assistant Director for Washington State GEAR UP, Kelly works with 26 high-poverty schools to prepare over 5,500 students for education and careers after high school.
Posted on 01/07/19 by beth kelly
National GEAR UP Professional of the Year awarded to Washington’s Marcie Sample
Posted on 20/02/19 by beth kelly
Olympia—According to a new report, students in Washington State GEAR UP are surpassing statewide rates for high school graduation and college enrollment. Most of the students served by the program are from low-income households, so Washington State GEAR UP is proving effective at closing opportunity gaps.
Posted on 19/02/19 by beth kelly
Senator Patty Murray (Washington) encourages students to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Posted on 07/02/19 by beth kelly
Salk GEAR UP students gain experiences and resources to prepare students for potential, professional careers.
Posted on 26/11/18 by beth kelly
GEAR UP helps students like Ikie Brooks overcome obstacles and prepare for college.