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Region’s K-12, postsecondary leaders sign historic agreement

CompactThe Puget Sound Coalition for College and Career Readiness, a group of K-12 and postsecondary leaders, signed a Compact in June committing to strengthen the high school to postsecondary transition for the region’s students. The agreement is the first of its kind in Washington State and outlines strategies Coalition members can use to increase college readiness and support for college success.

The Compact was drafted by the following Task Force members: Green River Community College President Eileen Ely; Auburn, Kent and Puget Sound Educational Service District Superintendents Kip Herren, Lee Vargas and John Welch; Community Center for Education Results (CCER) Executive Director Mary Jean Ryan; and CCER College and Career Success Director Kirsten Avery. The Compact articulates an agreement to implement a range of practices across organizations strengthening student experiences through the high school to postsecondary transition. Next steps to implement the Compact include developing and executing a communications plan and defining an agenda for learning in 2014-15 to support promising practices across the region.

You can read the Compact online by clicking here.