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Tag: Upward Bound
New Bill Addresses Barriers to Upward Bound Grants
The U.S. Department of Education rejected grants from one of the TRIO programs, Upward Bound, a few years ago because of clerical errors such as incorrect fonts and margins. A new bill – the Educational Opportunities and Success Act – was introduced to prevent those type of slips from getting in the way of federal […]
July 19, 2019
The Myth of Meritocracy
To my high school guidance counselor, I wasn’t college material. I remember flipping through the dusty pages of the massive dictionary in the school library to find the definition of the word meritocracy: “the holding of power by people selected based on their ability.” I needed to understand why she repeated that word to me and some of my classmates to limit our options.
March 13, 2019
Celebrations for First-Gen Students Expand in Year Two
The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE), in partnership with the Center for First-Generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA and The Suder Foundation, has announced the second annual First-Generation College Celebration.
October 22, 2018
Leadership & Policy
Dr. Frank D. Sánchez: A Situational Leader
There’s been a dramatic sea change taking place in higher education within the Ocean State. Just take a look at Rhode Island College (RIC). The 164-year-old public institution that stretches across a sprawling 180 acres of land has been making some audacious moves in recent years, thanks to the visionary leadership of its president, Dr. Frank D. Sánchez.
October 4, 2018
Famous Actress and Family Reflect on the Impact of Upward Bound
Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award winning actress Viola Davis and her sisters said that participating in TRIO programs transformed their lives.
September 16, 2018
First-Generation Students Celebrated in Nationwide Festivities
In an effort to showcase and empower first-generation students, the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) will organize a national celebration on college and university campuses this week.
November 5, 2017
Education Department Issues New Round of Upward Bound Awards
These Upward Bound awards, which aid low-income students who aspire to attend college, are going to programs with applications that were initially rejected because of formatting errors such as not being double-spaced or using the wrong font.
August 24, 2017
DeVos to Review Rejected College Prep Grants Applications
The U.S. Department of Education will reconsider awarding grants to dozens of programs that help low-income students prepare for college after their initial applications were rejected due to formatting errors such as not being double-spaced. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told a House subcommittee on Wednesday in Washington that her agency will reconsider the 77 rejected […]
May 24, 2017
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