Month: November 2014

GEAR UP Schools Participate in SpringBoard Development

SpringBoard by CollegeBoard and California GEAR UP Partnership SpringBoard® is the foundational component for the College Board’s College Readiness System, offering a proven Pre-AP program that increases participation and prepares a greater diversity of students for success in AP, college and beyond – without remediation. Based on College Board Standards for College Success and aligned to the Common Core State Standards, SpringBoard offers the only integrated college readiness solution that includes a rigorous curriculum, formative assessments and sustainable professional development. SpringBoard workshops attended by ELA and Mathematics teachers from our pilot SpringBoard schools (King, Foothill, and Jones) last week as part of their …

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Education Leaders Convene for White House College Initiative

Shelley Davis, Robyn Fisher, and Sharon Twitty attend the convening. California GEAR UP Sponsors White House Convening at San Diego State University: November 17-18, 2014 In partnership with the White House’s College Opportunity Agenda and the First Lady’s Reach Higher Initiative, California GEARUP and San Diego State University (SDSU) hosted a gathering of committed leaders and commitment makers focused on creating and implementing measurable action plans for improving school counseling preparation, programs, and practices with the goal of increasing college access for all students.  The White House Convening was held on November 17-18, 2014 on the campus of San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.  …

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November is 2014 National College Application Month

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release November 01, 2014 Presidential Proclamation National College Application Month BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION With hard work and determination, a great education should be within everyone’s reach. At the heart of America’s promise is the belief that we all deserve an equal opportunity to get ahead, and today more than ever — as we face greater global competition in a knowledge-based economy — a college degree is the surest path to a stable, middle-class life. During National College Application Month, we come together …

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California GEAR UP Hosts Regional Leadership Events

CALIFORNIA GEAR UP “Round-Up” in Riverside, CA Developed to meet the diverse and complex needs of California GEAR UP middle schools, the 2014 Regional Leadership Events provided a forum for school teams to problem solve together and learn from each other about school practices, challenges and solutions.  The events were facilitated by Whole School Services Coaches with content designed to respond to the needs of each unique middle school community. Activities were customized to engage and support participating schools within each region aligned with target areas of growth identified in the School Self Assessment Rubric. Goals of the Regional Leadership …

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CaliforniaColleges.edu Launches Mobile App

CCGI’s mobile app, College Guide, is available on the Apple and Google Play App Stores. College Guide provides high school students (10th, 11th, and 12th), their parents, and their counselors with: A project management tool to navigate and track all the important goals related to college and financial aid planning. A thorough task list that users can mark as completed, add to their calendar, and share via social networks. Push notifications about key deadlines and important tips in the college planning and application process. Links to relevant web resources both on the CaliforniaColleges.edu portal and beyond. How students can use College Guide: Use “My …

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