gear up awards

DOE Announces GEAR UP Funding

Today, the Department of Education released the FY2011 slate of states and partnerships that will receive funding from the federal GEAR UP program. GEAR UP, or Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, delivers college access and readiness services to low-income, primarily first generation students for a 6 or 7-year period, starting no later than 7th grade. GEAR UP serves approximately 750,000 students each year, and helps students achieve at or above grade level standards, understand the college admissions process including financial aid, and graduate high school prepared for college-level coursework. Nationally, GEAR UP students apply and enroll in post-secondary …

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RTI Announces GEAR UP Implementation Awards

In fall 2007, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) began design work for what is known as the Next Generation of GEAR UP Evaluations. In the summer of 2009, RTI issued a call for statements of interests from grantees on behalf of the department of ED for planning awards to develop proposals to evaluate short‐term outcomes of an innovative or promising practice in one of three priority areas: 1. services to support the transition of 8th-grade GEAR UP cohort members into high school and support for achieving 9th-grade success, such as a summer bridge program and/or intrusive 9th-grade support; 2. …

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Day 2: LiveBlog 2010 National GEAR UP Conference

Long time GEAR UP champion Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island received an award for Educational Achievement this morning and spoke about education reform efforts in his home state, including investment in community colleges and technical schools. The key note speaker was Ruby Payne, best selling author of “A Framework for Understanding Poverty”. She shared her insights on the “hidden rules of poverty” as well as: The knowledge that is taken for granted are the hidden rules of that socioeconomic class. Characteristics that make generational poverty different from situational poverty. Support systems that can be used in schools to help …

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Education Trust Awards are a Hit at Porter Middle School

As Principal Robert Marks announced the California GEAR UP Education Trust Awards last night, excitement could be heard throughout the the large crowd gathered at Porter Middle School during the 2010 8th Grade Award’s Night. It was the first year Porter was to hand out ten $2,000 Education Trust Awards and the many hundreds present, including families, teachers, and students, were all impressed with this years Education Trust Awards recipients. The ETA awards were just a few of the many awards students received throughout the night. This is historic. I have never witness so many scholarships of this amount given …

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Santa Ana GEAR UP Partnership Celebrates Trust Awards

The GEAR UP Santa Ana College GEAR UP Partnership is proud of the two intermediate school students, participants in Santa Ana College’s very successful Talent Search/TRIO program, who recently received State GEAR UP Educational Trust Awards. Santa Ana College recognized our two local recipients, Manuel Velasquez from Willard Intermediate, and Ricardo Franco from McFadden Intermediate, at their annual Santa Ana 2000 High School Scholarship Awards Ceremony on June 2nd. “Although these students are not yet in high school, including them in this ceremony with high school graduates and at the college, communicates to them and their families that these youngsters are …

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Congressman Miller Honors Franklin GEAR UP Students

On June 8, 2010 Franklin Middle School in Vallejo, CA will celebrate their California GEAR UP Education Trust Award recipients with a ceremony for students and families. Across the state of California, GEAR UP schools will be hosting celebrations for their ETA students, however, Franklin has a special surprise for this years honorees. Congressman George Miller has extended his personal appreciation for the hard work of the Education Trust Award students with a personal certificate for each student. Our kids LOVE being recognized from their congressman… they feel very proud of themselves, as they should. Thank you (California GEAR UP) …

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