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By Paul Delaney
Staff Reporter 

Grant designed to help students become college-ready


Improving the path to and through college is the goal of how a nearly $150,000 College Spark Grant that Eastern Washington University has received will be utilized.

EWU will partner with Community Colleges of Spokane and K-12 school districts in the greater-Spokane region to improve the alignment of curriculum and assessments with each other and to the Common Core State Standards.

“The goal is to have students entertain a different mindset,” Barbara Alvin, EWU Mathematics Department chair said.

There’s a multi-pronged focus to the program. It will include increasing the number of stu...

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