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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‚Äôs Climb
  • Ascendium Awards $200,000 to Madison-Area Nonprofits Working for Racial Justice
Press Release July 23, 2020

Ascendium Announces $10 Million Pandemic Grant Initiative: Maintain Momentum for Student Success

Ascendium is launching a $10 million initiative to keep student success reforms moving in the COVID-19 era.

Press Release June 17, 2020

As COVID-19 Forces Rapid Move Online, Ascendium Supports Free Online Methods Training for Math Faculty

College-level mathematics is a stumbling block for many learners and teaching mathematics online presents special challenges. This project funds The Dana Center's specialized training in online teaching for math faculty.

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.

Spotlight May 19, 2020

Strong Start to Finish

Learn about Strong Start to Finish, the groundbreaking pooled-funding project on developmental education

Spotlight April 15, 2020

Transforming Community Colleges for Student Success

Sue Cui, Senior Program Officer, reflects on her Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence

Newsletter April 02, 2020

A Sharper Focus: 2019 Education Philanthropy Report

  • Refined strategy focuses on increasing equity for learners from low-income backgrounds
Spotlight April 01, 2020

COVID-19: Ascendium's Role as a National Leader in Postsecondary Philanthropy

Read the Chronicle of Higher Education story

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

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