Opening Doors: Creating a Conference That Matters

August 27, 2015 What does it take to create a conference that matters? As we sat down to begin planning our 2015 Annual Conference, we focused on this question. The most memorable conferences that we?ve attended have inspired us and challenged our thinking. They?ve encouraged us to view our work and the world from different […]

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Beyond the Headlines — Mindset Interventions

[h6]August 2015 ?|? FOCUS: Behavioral Economics[/h6] Mindset Interventions: Less Than One Hour Online May Change a Community College Student’s Trajectory Across the country, there is considerable room for improvement in community college graduation rates ? only 20 percent of full-time students receive a degree within 3 years.(1) Washington students fare somewhat better; nearly 29 percent […]

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Opening Doors: Technology for Those in Need

August 25, 2015 Think back to your college days: how often did you use an online database to find sources for a term paper? Google a quick fact? Type up a term paper? Especially if you?re a millennial, you probably used a laptop from the comfort of your apartment far more often than you took […]

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Opening Doors: Enforcing the New Minimum Wage

August 11, 2015 For low-wage workers, the passage of Seattle?s $15 per hour minimum wage in 2014 was an enormous victory. Nationally, it kicked off a discussion of living wages that led to similar increases in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles and sparked congressional debate of the federal minimum wage.(1) In Seattle, many […]

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