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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
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.

Newsletter May 28, 2020

New Website, Investment Priorities and More

  • Checkout our new website!
  • Measuring Success
  • Focus Area Investment Priorities in Action
Press Release May 28, 2020

Ascendium Education Group Announces New Philanthropy Website, Investment Priorities

The new website points partners to critical information on how Ascendium is working to change postsecondary and workforce training systems so that learners from low-income backgrounds can achieve upward socioeconomic mobility.

Newsletter April 02, 2020

A Sharper Focus: 2019 Education Philanthropy Report

  • Refined strategy focuses on increasing equity for learners from low-income backgrounds
Press Release March 17, 2020

Largest-ever Study of Impact of Open Educational Resources in College Reveals Benefits of Introducing OER Courses on a Broad Scale

Community college students taking multiple OER courses earned more credits and similar grades than students who took no OER courses and reported high engagement with course materials; effort saved students $10.7 million and was cost-effective for colleges

Newsletter January 16, 2020

New Grants Support a Spectrum of Student Success Initiatives

  • ASU Local: Creating a New Model of College Success
  • On the Go: Find Ascendium Staff in the Field
Newsletter December 05, 2019

New Initiative Will Help "Optimize" HEP Delivery in MN, IA and NY

  • CAPR Conference Reflects on Developmental Education Reform Research and Next Steps
  • Reflections on the First Year of the Ascendium Fellowship Program
  • New Book from the NAS Spotlights Strategies for Helping Those Not Benefitting from Developmental Math

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