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Newsletter September 17, 2020

New Grants, New Report on Postsecondary Education in Prison Metrics, Strong Start to Finish

  • New Grants Support a Spectrum of Student Success Initiatives
  • IHEP Releases Groundbreaking KPI Framework Report
  • Strong Start To Finish Shows Early Promising Results: Case Studies
Spotlight September 15, 2020

Supporting Success: The Higher Education in Prison Key Performance Indicator Framework

The much-anticipated release of IHEP’s report on key performance indicators establishes a set of metrics to collect data to help the field better understand and improve incarcerated student outcomes. Read more about Ascendium’s interest in funding this report.

Newsletter August 20, 2020

Transfer Research Funding, Text Steps, New Resources and Recent Grants

  • COVID-19’s Effect on Transfer: Toward a Clearer Picture
  • Districts Take Next Steps After Text Steps
  • New Resources
Spotlight August 19, 2020

Data Project Will Clarify COVID-19's Impact on Equity in College Transfer

Ascendium's project with the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center will provide much-needed, near-real time data on college student transfers in the COVID-19 era

Press Release July 30, 2020

Ascendium-funded Study Will Quantify How COVID-19 Impacts Higher Ed Student Transfer Patterns in Near Real-Time

Grants from Ascendium and the ECMC Foundation will allow the National Student Clearinghouse to produce a series of near-real time reports on the impact of COVID-19 on postsecondary student transfer behavior.

Press Release July 23, 2020

Ascendium Supports Initiative to Explore New Pathways to Postsecondary Attainment and Economic Opportunity in Rural Communities

While there are challenges in rural America when it comes to college access and attainment, there are also opportunities, especially for rural community colleges. Education Design Lab is just one organization utilizing an Ascendium grant to explore and study new solutions for community colleges.

Newsletter July 23, 2020

Maintain Momentum, WV Climb, Racial Justice Grants

  • $10 Million Pandemic Grant Initiative Maintains Momentum for Student Success
  • Collaboration is Key for West Virginia’s Climb
  • Ascendium Awards $200,000 to Madison-Area Nonprofits Working for Racial Justice
Press Release July 23, 2020

Ascendium Announces $10 Million Pandemic Grant Initiative: Maintain Momentum for Student Success

Ascendium is launching a $10 million initiative to keep student success reforms moving in the COVID-19 era.

Spotlight July 13, 2020

West Virginia’s Climb

Read more about a unique initiative Ascendium is supporting that puts partnership and collaboration at its center.

Press Release June 25, 2020

West Virginia Awarded $750,000 from Ascendium to Increase Degree Completion, Leverage Philanthropic Collaborations for Student Success

Ascendium Education Group has awarded $750,000 to support the West Virginia Climbs initiative, aimed at supporting student success and accelerating degree completion.

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