Month: July 2015

GEAR UP 4 LA: Writing the City

As part of a new ongoing series and the newly formed California Partnership Initiative, a collaboration of GEA RUP Programs in California, we will be posting stories from other GEAR UP programs across the state. From July 13th-17th, one of the amazing GEAR UP Partnership Projects in Los Angeles, GEAR UP 4 LA, sponsored a one week, field based writing workshop in partnership with Bard College Master of Arts in Teaching, with the goal to create better writers and prepare for the kind of writing valued in college. Research shows that kids who graduate from HS and college participate in high …

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Free Community College Idea Catches On

Article originates from Inside HigherEd. President Obama’s push for free community college has yet to be shunted aside by the debt-free college ideas his aspiring Democratic successors are talking up. Oregon now is poised to follow Tennessee as the second state with a plan on the books to provide free two-year college. And Democrats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives introduced bills Wednesday that seek to make Obama’s federal proposal a reality. The proposed legislation lacks any Republican support, however, so the bills are unlikely to go anywhere. Yet the Oregon Promise, which the Legislature passed last week and which Governor Kate Brown, a Democrat, is expected …

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2015 GEAR UP National Conference: TIPS

 July 19-22, 2015 San Francisco, California The 2015 NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference will take place July 19–22, 2015 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square in San Francisco, California.  The Annual Conference features five plenary sessions, approximately 135 concurrent sessions, and a variety of pre- and post-conference events. Access the 2015 Annual Conference schedule-at-a-glance. Access the 2015 Annual Conference Preliminary Conference Program (Upated 6-26-15; Subject to Change) Go the the home page of the conference registration web site. Access conference materials (PowerPoints, handouts, etc. if/as available). Learn about the theme and highlights of the 2015 Annual Conference. Learn more about pre- and post-conference workshops and special conference programs. To register now, click here. Hotel registration …

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