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  • Dina Ibarra appointed new GEAR UP director

    December 1, 2022

    Dina Ibarra, Ed.M. has been appointed the new director for UW GEAR UP/Rise Up team effective Jan 3, 2023. GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a national college-readiness program designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. OMA&D, in partnership with 13 rural school districts…

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  • UW GEAR UP Students at Mount Vernon work with WWU

    November 3, 2022

    WWU’s Nick Galati helps Mount Vernon students build microscope – and STEM interest – in summer college prep program. Fans are blowing in the classroom on a hot summer day as a group of Mount Vernon High School ninth-graders are building a high-powered microscope, their focus on a small tube where a lens is stuck. It’s the final piece of the microscope that they’re…

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  • East Valley one of 13 school districts to benefit from near $30 million grant

    October 19, 2017

    FASFA applications, personal letters and finding out which school would most likely accept you could have some students worried. However, the Department of Education is going to make that path to college a little bit easier for students at 13 school districts across the state of Washington.  

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