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August 20, 2014 at 5:00 AM

More minorities aim for college, but academic preparation lags

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Results from Washington students who took the ACT. In 2014, the total was about 14,000. Credit: ACT

First, the good news: In just four years, the number of Hispanic students taking the ACT college entrance exam in Washington state has nearly doubled, suggesting that significantly more minority youth here aim to pursue higher education. And overall, Washington students scored two points higher than the national average on the country’s most widely administered college-readiness test.

Yet in other areas, the results, released Wednesday, underscored a series of troubling trends:

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November 5, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Need help with your college applications? Here are some options

November is a big month for college-bound high school seniors. As college applications open up and some deadlines near, students who need help will find a smorgasbord of options.

College application completion events: These provide one-on-one support for high school seniors filling out college applications, with much of the help coming from college counselors.

Students will get help researching colleges, filling out applications and drafting personal statements. This program travels from high school to high school throughout the month and into December; for example, there’s an event at Seattle’s Cleveland High this Wednesday and one at Roosevelt High on Thursday.

Go to the Road Map to College website for more details and to check the schedule.

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