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EDUCATION PHILANTHROPY DIVISION OF ASCENDIUM EDUCATION GROUP

Media Partnerships

Our philanthropy amplifies important information across the nation, helping good ideas become systemic change for learners from low-income backgrounds.

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WHY MEDIA PARTNERSHIPS?

High-quality reporting and storytelling are vital for investigating, proposing, and disseminating systemic solutions to challenges faced by learners from low-income backgrounds. When media highlight problems alongside evidence-based solutions, successful practices have the potential to scale up. Media amplification can also encourage individual policymakers, communities, and government agencies to address critical issues in improving postsecondary education and workforce training outcomes. By framing and amplifying the issues critical to improving postsecondary education and workforce training outcomes, media partners get important information in front of those who can advocate for and make real, systemic change.

Learn more about how our media partnerships support learners from low-income backgrounds.

Ascendium-Sponsored Practitioner Fellowships

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Alliance for Higher Education in Prison|$30,000|8/2021 - 12/2021
This grant supports Ascendium‐Sponsored Practitioner Fellows' participation in the Alliance for Higher Education in Prison's National Conference on Higher Education in Prison, November 11‐14, 2021.

Ascendium‐Sponsored Practitioner Fellowships

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National Rural Education Association|$30,000|11/2021 - 11/2021
This grant supports Ascendium's sponsorship of National Rural Education Association's 2021 National Forum to Advance Rural Education, November 11-12, 2021 and attendance of 10-20 researchers and career pathways staff as fellows at the event.

Ascendium‐Sponsored Practitioner Fellowships

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Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness|$24,000|7/2020 - 9/2021
This grant supports the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness in connecting educational researchers with philanthropic organizations to advance high-quality education research.

Digital Learning Task Force and Policy Recommendations

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State Higher Education Executive Officers Association|$250,000|8/2020 - 8/2021
This grant supports the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association in developing an understanding of the nationwide shift to remote teaching and learning, what is working and what isn’t - particularly for marginalized students - and using the information to make policy recommendations to both reduce inequitable impacts of online learning and promote quality.

Accelerating Recovery through Credentials

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Education Strategy Group|$375,000|9/2020 - 8/2021
This grant supports Education Strategy Group in developing and deploying a targeted, action-oriented framework for postsecondary institutional leaders and state policymakers to position higher education as a hub for reskilling adults in response to the current economic upheaval. The Accelerating Reskilling through Credentials tools will include rapid response resources and a comprehensive playbook leveraged through a networked approach to dissemination.

Ascendium Chronicle Partnership

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The Chronicle of Higher Education|$230,684|7/2020 - 6/2021
This grant supports The Chronicle of Higher Education in promoting awareness of the issues related to Ascendium’s four focus areas during a year‐long campaign.
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