News Washington State Leader in Paying for Apprenticeships for Youth in Foster Care

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What many consider routine and the direct path to college can be a quagmire for traumatized youth in foster care.

It’s likely that only 50 percent of such youth complete high school by age 18, according to a summary of foster-care education research published by the National Working Group on Foster Care and Education. That compares to 84 percent of all high school youth in 2015-16, according to the latest available statistics. More…

Higher-ed investment essential

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This is a great time to find a job – if you have the right education and training. Unemployment in our region is at record lows, new business and industry is moving to Spokane County and surrounding Eastern Washington communities, and a large wave of retirements promises to create a steady stream of opportunities. More…