In the News

Recent press about Washington STEM:

Regional educators prepare to launch and expand programs to help more students design the futures they want, Medium, May 13th, 2024

What it will take for Washington state to create a skilled and adaptable workforce, Geekwire, May 7th, 2024

Gates Foundation grant aims to steer more WA students into higher ed, The Seattle Times, April 3rd, 2024

New Gates Foundation grant will tackle WA’s postsecondary problem, The Seattle Times, April 1st, 2024

Washington leads nation in need-based aid, still struggles to retain students, The Columbian, February 7th, 2024

Washington STEM’s Lynne Varner sets her sights on overlooked opportunities in state’s education system, Puget Sound Business Journal, January 26th, 2024

Higher Ed’s Big Test, Seattle Magazine, October 23, 2023

High school aerospace program produces Boeing-ready grads in two years, The Seattle Times, October 4, 2023

Childcare Crisis, PBS (KCTS9), September 28, 2023

In Seattle, working parents struggle to find child care, Puget Sound Business Journal, August 21, 2023

Why STEM Equity Must Address the Experiences of Women of Color, The Education Trust, July 24, 2023

Tech Moves: Washington STEM Names CEO, GeekWire, June 5, 2023

Interview with Washington STEM’s Early Learning Program Officer, Dr. Soleil Boyd, MeTV, April 24, 2023

State and Regional Leaders from Across the Country Join New National College and Career Pathways Initiative – Launch: Equitable & Accelerated Pathways for All, yahoo!finance, February 8, 2023

Seattle Philanthropists Have a Message: Just Give, Seattle Met, December 26, 2022

Yakima schools pilot college credit program as WA leaders push to expand access, The Seattle Times, November 30, 2022

Gates Foundation commits $75M to support post-secondary education in Washington state, GeekWire, November 30, 2022

Tell Me Your Hopes and Dreams: Supporting college readiness in Yakima and beyond, UW College of Education, September 6, 2022

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