10 local schools will be included in a $24.5 million grant to increase college readiness and success for 5,500 low-income students in 48 schools statewide.
The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) has received the seven-year grant through the Washington State GEAR UP Program.
GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. WSAC will administer the grant in partnership with 26 low-income school districts, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, colleges and universities, and Washington State Employees Credit Union.
Source: KXRO Newsradio