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Meet the four regional partnerships helping students explore postsecondary pathways in Washington state

The Gates Foundation’s Horizons program is supporting four partnerships that are ready to expand programs to help more students design the future they want.

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Key components that support effective high school advising
Imagine you are a high school student with big dreams for your future: whether it's going to college, starting a business, or starting a career. You know you need support to make the best decisions for your path after graduation, but you don't know where to find information or guidance.
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Our Work in Washington State: Supporting Local Partnerships
This fact sheet details how the Gates Foundation partners with local organizations who know their communities best to understand how we can support on-the-ground efforts to improve the high school to postsecondary transition for students in their region.
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What new research tells us about students' views on college
It doesn’t matter what we call it, one thing is true: fewer students in the U.S. are enrolling in a degree program after high school – even though it continues to be the best path to a good-paying job and career advancement opportunities.