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Spotlight May 19, 2020

Strong Start to Finish

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

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
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 26, 2020

For Our Partners: Ascendium’s COVID-19 Response Plan

Read our COVID-19 response

Press Release March 20, 2020

Ascendium donates $85,000 to Dane County Covid-19 Emergency and Recovery Fund

On Friday, March 20 leadership from Boys & Girls Club of Dane County and United Way of Dane County announced a collaborative effort to provide financial relief for individuals and families affected by COVID-19.

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

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