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June 2020

June Education newsletter

Featured items: Dismantling systemic barriers; Dillard University President Walter Kimbrough on the role of HBCUs in New Orleans; virtual forums explore how colleges and support COVID-19 relief; retiring trustee Phillip L. Clay reflects on partnership with Education Program; Evergreen National Education Prize funding opportunity; new book explores how some colleges drive inequity; Kresge celebrates College Signing Day 2020. 

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March 2020

March Education newsletter

Featured items: “Shosholoza”;COVID-19 resources from our partners and community; new book chronicles Georgia State University’s path to improving student outcomes; key findings from FAFSA Completion Challenge; “Unlikely” documentary now streaming on digital platforms.

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November 2019

Education newsletter Nov. 2019

Featured Items: Fall college access efforts; Kresge insights on Advancing Transportation Solutions for Students funding initiative; Michigan advocates provide clear info to aspiring students who are undocumented; call for insights on how foundations can support college persistence and success; call for Aspen Presidential Fellowship applicants.

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July 2019

Education newsletter July 2019

Featured Items: Student debt and college affordability; South African universities make strides in domestic fundraising; Families in Schools’ curriculum helps educators better support families and students with transition to college; Evergreen National Education Prize funding opportunity; new Kresge funding opportunity to help promote social and economic mobility for families; Siyaphumelela 2019 conference highlights.

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May 2019

Education newsletter May 2019

Featured items: Celebrating student success solutions; Kresge celebrates #CollegeSigningDay; Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence awardees; Detroit-area colleges offer debt forgiveness for returning students; new Kresge funding opportunity to advance student transportation solutions; Pay for Success to improve student outcomes; new research on student parent population in U.S.; interim findings from Detroit Promise Path evaluation.

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March 2019

Education newsletter March 2019

Featured items: A great start to 2019; Kresge featured grant: Michigan College Access Network; Kresge Inyathelo initiative winds down; colleges honored for student success gains; new report on equipping Michigan students with skills for success.

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December 2018

Education newsletter Dec 2018

Featured items: Looking back at 2018, onward to 2019; Arkansas joins Strong Start to Finish Initiative; One Million Degrees expands support for Chicago Housing Authority residents attending community colleges; ‘Unlikely’ documentary debuts; report explores ASAP program impact on Ohio graduation rates.

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October 2018

Education newsletter Oct 2018

Featured items: Rankled by rankings, better options exist; ‘Unlikely’ debuts at Napa Valley Film Festival; stories of Michigan servicemembers who transition from combat to classroom; Kresge partners to scale CoPilot system to support student success; call for Aspen Presidential Fellowship applicants; Degrees When Due initiative aims to help stopped-out students complete degrees; Kresge bids farewell to Rebecca Villareal; new reports from partners.

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August 2018

Education newsletter August 2018

Featured items: Back to campus… and the voting booth; grantee spotlight: National Student Legal Defense Network; Wayne State University program helps stopped-out students finish degrees; Kresge Education program hiring program officer; Education Program overview webinar recording available; Kresge annual report spotlights Hope Center at Temple University; Kresge Education bids farewell to Alejandra Acosta; dissertation evaluates Kresge’s former HBCU initiative.

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June 2018

Education newsletter June 2018

Featured items: Our team’s work renewed…staying focused; upcoming Education Program informational webinar; South Africa’s minister of higher education speaks at Siyaphumelela conference; National College Access Network announces FAFSA Completion Challenge cities; Georgia State University leader discusses student success strategies; National League of Cities briefing on cross-sector efforts to improve college attainment rates; new reports from partners.

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April 2018

Education newsletter April  2018

Featured items: Inspiration to open April; how to take part in National College Signing Day; applications open for FAFSA Completion Challenge; Capitol Hill lawmakers briefed on impact of ASAP program; registration open for Governor’s State Summer Institute; new report on food and housing insecurity among students.

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February 2018

Education newsletter February 2018

Featured items: Why we believe every degree matters; Kresge gathers L.A. partners to map higher education ecosystem; highlights from DREAM 2018 conference; Great Lakes Student Success Conference recap; raising FAFSA completion in 22 cities; new reports from partners.

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