GEAR UP in the News

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received two GEAR UP grants totaling nearly $30 million from the U.S. Department of Education to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.

Chicago GEAR UP celebrated National GEAR UP Week this year at over 25 high schools.

GEAR UP is a notable example of how the federal government can work in tandem with state governments and local education agencies to help ...

Oroville and Tonasket School Districts are among 11 districts to be part of a more than $18 million Gear Up award by the U.S. Department of Education to help students prepare for college.

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, or GEAR UP, is a state grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Clinton Schools land a GEAR UP grant ... and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant by the U.S. Department of Education.

Payson Schools Superintendent Greg Wyman received the call before the Sept. 22 board meeting —the U.S. Department of Education's GEAR UP ...

Hispanics make up about a third of the population at the high schools in Nacogdoches and Lufkin.

Those numbers reflect why “GEAR UP,” a college preparedness program, is diligently helping families seek a higher education for their children...

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has received a $21 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

A $22 million federal grant will help nearly 6,000 Virginia seventh-graders prepare for college.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia will administer the federal "GEAR UP" grant for 16 school districts. GEAR UP is an acronym for "Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs."

The Iowa College Student Aid Commission has received a $22 million federal grant for an estimated 6,300 low-income students over the next seven years.

Iowa is one of 10 states selected by the U.S. Department of Education for the GEAR UP award, a press release announced Tuesday. That money will target seventh grade students on free and reduced-price lunch at low-income schools and follow them through high school and their first year of college.

"The goal is to get our kids to stay engaged in school, get them to graduate from high school and to make sure they're college and career ready," explained Gear Up Project Director, Janice Flowers.

Since 2011, the grant has served more than 350-thousand students. Students receive support services like tutoring, mentoring, and college tours.

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission learned Monday it will receive a total of $21 million over the next seven years to help middle and high school students get to college and stay there.

Students in ten West Virginia counties will have extra help preparing for college and career training programs, thanks to a $21 million grant awarded to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission). The U.S. Department of Education announced today...

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