Seattle's tuition-free community college program comes to the rescue during the pandemic

In Seattle, voters approved to fund a program that gives public high-school graduates two years of free community college. Then, the pandemic hit the year it was supposed to begin. Educators and school officials quickly pivoted to accommodate students. Flexibility, student surveys, and tech-upgrades, are some of the things they did, and it worked. The program surpassed its enrollment projections, with 846 enrolled students. “That represents about one-third of Seattle Public Schools’ class of 2020. And 62% are students of color.”

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