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Successful 'New Mathways Project' Expands into Arkansas to Increase Math Achievement

GREAT LAKES GRANT WILL HELP ESTABLISH MULTIPLE PATHWAYS TO ACCELERATE UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE COMPLETION

Madison, Wis., July 14, 2016—Algebra has the highest failure rate of any college course, with just half of students earning their required math credits, reports the Mathematical Association of America. Even so, most colleges and universities funnel first-year students into an algebra course sequence, regardless of whether algebra is relevant to their program of study or future career. All too often, this disconnect becomes a barrier to student success in math and overall college completion rates.

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Great Lakes Career Ready Internship Grant Opportunity Now Open to Two-Year Colleges

COLLEGES INVITED TO CULTIVATE BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS TO OFFER PAID INTERNSHIPS FOR LOW-INCOME STUDENTS

—Internships are good for all involved. Students gain relevant workplace skills and are more likely to earn degrees and use their internship experience to help secure good jobs after graduation. Colleges see increased graduation and job placement rates, and employers have a pipeline to potential candidates. A reported 71% of students who had an internship that applied what they were learning in the classroom to the workplace are now employed full time, according to a 2014 Gallup-Purdue University study of college graduates from the past five years.

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Great Lakes Donates $64,000 for New Library at Gompers Elementary School

STUDENTS AT ADOPTED GOMPERS AND BLACK HAWK ALSO RECEIVE NEARLY 3,000 BOOKS TO COMBAT "SUMMER SLIDE"

Madison, Wis., May 13, 2016—Employees of Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation surprised students, teachers and staff at their adopted school, Gompers Elementary School, with a check for $64,171 today. The donation is a dollar-for-dollar company match to the funds Madison employees contributed to the 2015 United Way and Community Shares Campaign. The funds will be used to renovate the Gompers library, which has not been updated since the school was built in 1960.

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