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…

Mary Cullinan: Why go to college? Eastern alumni can tell you

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Eastern Washington University celebrated homecoming this year by inviting back to campus the alumni who graduated 50 years ago. More than 100 members of the class of 1968 attended our gala weekend: homecoming parade, football win over the University of Idaho, celebratory luncheon, and an array of festive events. More…