The Washington ReadyWA Coalition has just produced and released a video profile of the Bridge to College courses, featuring teachers and students from Mariner High School in Everett. It’s a great introduction to what the courses are all about and the positive impact they have on both students and teachers in Washington–check it out on their web site or on YouTube!
News & Stories
Interested in learning more about how Bridge to College transition courses help students prepare for success in college and career? Follow these links to announcements, updates, and regional news stories on the program:
Our Bridge to College courses were recently featured in a blog posting from one of the teacher leaders at CORElaborate, a website and social media effort sponsored by the ReadyWA Coalition and Puget Sound Educational Service District. The model has proven so successful in the Puget Sound area that College Spark has provided funding to expand the work statewide, and two of the current teacher bloggers are… [Read more]
College Spark Washington has produced a great new video featuring teachers (Autumn Carper and LouAnn Reamer) and students from Shadle Park High School in Spokane talking about their 2015-16 experiences with the Bridge to College Math and English courses and what the courses have meant to them. Check out the video here:
Susan Cedar, Bridge to College Math teacher from Mariner High School (Mukilteo), shared with us the following success story: “I have a student who is going into the National Guard. At the semester, she dropped pre-calculus and came into my Bridge Course (I will admit, I was intimidated about what I had to offer her.) She took a practice ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) earlier… [Read more]
I was pleased to see that our Bridge to College courses have been referenced (and in good ways!) in the news lately, first in an article from The Atlantic on a panel about college placement assessment at an Education Writers’ Association gathering held in Los Angeles in late February, then more recently in an article from Inside Higher Education called “The Price of Remediation.” Nice to… [Read more]