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2014-01-31 16:22:53

Fattah is architect of GEAR UP, the nation's most successful college readiness program that has served more than 12 million students since being signed into law in 1998 WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) will deliver the welcoming address to more 1,100 education practitioners from around the country at the 2014 NCCEP/GEAR UP Capacity-Building Workshop this Monday, February 3. Fattah, architect of GEAR UP--Gaining Early Awareness and...

2010-03-19 11:20:00

WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) praised landmark student college loan reform and retention aid - including $36 billion for the popular Pell Grant scholarships - as part of the budget measure, which includes healthcare reform, slated for a vote in the House on Sunday. "This is a win-win of historic proportions," Fattah said. "We are on the verge of delivering, with a single vote, long-overdue comprehensive healthcare reform and dramatic...

2008-08-06 12:00:48

By William Roller, The Sun, Yuma, Ariz. Aug. 6--Navigating a smooth course through high school and higher education can be a daunting task for even the highly motivated, but calming the turbulence of career choices for Yuma students is made easier due to a federal program. Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is intended to boost the number of low-income students (schools with more than 50 percent receiving free or reduced lunch) to succeed in...

2008-07-23 12:01:06

By Jobetta Hedelman Dianna Sampson, a parent volunteer in the Toppenish School District, is one of five recipients of the 2008 GEAR UP Parent Leadership Award that will be presented today at the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships annual conference in Washington, D.C. The award is presented to parents who have demonstrated a significant commitment and leadership in their local GEAR UP -- Gaining Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs -- initiative and...

2008-07-22 03:00:00

By Dan Hardy, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 22--WASHINGTON -- A program created by U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah to help low-income students get into college will soon be expanded to help students make it through their first year. Fattah announced the expansion of Gear Up, a federally funded college preparation and scholarship program yesterday at a conference in Washington marking its 10th anniversary. "One of the big ugly secrets of higher education is that the majority of kids that start...

2008-07-09 12:00:40

By James S. Tyree, The Oklahoman Jul. 9--NORMAN -- The K20 Center at the University of Oklahoma will use a federal grant of nearly $2.8 million to help thousands of disadvantaged middle-school students prepare for college. The OU center is one of only 24 entities nationwide -- out of 283 applicants -- to receive a GEAR UP grant. The acronym stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, and the 24 grants totaled more than $41.5 million. The grant is...

2008-07-06 12:00:19

By Wendy Leonard Deseret News As part of a nationwide push to smooth the transition and get more students into college, the U.S. Department of Education has announced 24 grants totaling more than $41 million. The grants fall under the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) and aim to help more than 69,000 disadvantaged middle-school students receive assistance to prepare for and pursue college educations. "The GEAR UP program partners with the...


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