The state’s colleges and universities would have four years of unlimited tuition-setting authority to establish a new baseline for tuition under a bill introduced Tuesday.
With tuition rising rapidly at the state’s public colleges and universities, some legislators believe the popular Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) program may need to be restructured.
The formation of the College Promise Coalition was announced yesterday. It brings together students, parents, faculty, alumni, labor and business leaders, and education advocates in order to urge the legislature to make higher education a top priority.
Margaret Shepherd, director of state relations, conducted a briefing via Skype at the beginning of the third week of the legislative session.
Faced with the third year in a row of big budget cuts, Washington’s higher education institutions could start admitting fewer state residents, according to testimony at the Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee on Jan. 19. Read the entire post from the Tacoma News Tribune.
Got jobs? Today, the Seattle Times ran a story about the effects of state budget cuts in higher education– and how these cuts are impacting jobs. The UW College of Engineering is profiled. Check it our here.
The UW Office of External Affairs this morning released a document that looks at what a college education is worth for the citizens, community, employers, state and students. It says, for example, that college graduates can expected to earn twice as much as non-grads and that by 2018, 63% of available jobs in the U.S. are… Read More
“Up Front,” a weekly news program on KING-TV, explores the rising cost of public higher education in Washington. A college degree has never been more important, but the state has less money to spend. So who pays the price?
Today, Governor Gregoire unveiled a proposal to create a Department of Education. This is one in a series of proposed government restructuring and reform proposals. The newly-created Department of Education would be led by a Secretary of Education appointed by the Governor. The Secretary would oversee, coordinate and streamline the four major education sectors: Early Learning, K-12, Community and… Read More
A task force appointed by the governor has recommended that the state’s four-year colleges and universities be allowed to raise tuition to cover costs if necessary to produce more college graduates to meet demand. The task force also recommended creating a scholarship fund with a $1 billion fund-raising goal in the next decade to support low- and middle-income… Read More