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By Andrew Christiansen

School marks a decade of GEAR UP


This is GEAR UP week across the nation and Goldendale is celebrating its 10th year with the program at Goldendale schools. GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. The program mission is to significantly increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education.

GEAR UP funds are federal Department of Education grants and in Washington, the University of Washington and Washington State University are two recipients of the grants, administering programs in different areas of the state. Goldendale currently receives $159,000 through the University of Washington grant and the program leader is Moll...

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