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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
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 30, 2020

Emergency Grant Guidance

  • Emergency Aid Grants? We Have Guidance to Share
  • Essential Service: Tools of the Trade
  • New Resource: Trends & Challenges in Financial Aid Awards
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 February 21, 2020

Final Ohio ASAP Report Shows Increased Graduation and Transfer Rates

  • Meet Ascendium’s New Deputy Director of Grantmaking Miles Wilson
  • Promising Early Findings from an Experimental Study of Multiple Measures Assessment and Placement
  • ATD’s Open Education Resource Initiative Succeeds in Scaling up Courses
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
Newsletter October 29, 2019

Fall 2019 Grantmaking Update

  • Celebrating a New Campus in Our Own Community
  • Danielle Vetter to Join Education Grantmaking Team
  • On the Go: Find Ascendium Staff in the Field

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