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Low-Income Students Are Vulnerable In A Shifting College Access Landscape

Marcus Bright | Posted 04.05.2017 | College
Marcus Bright

College affordability and access has been a story of success and setbacks in recent years. There have been some strides made in giving more students a...

Breaking The Cycle Of Poverty: The Big Opportunity Ahead

Students Rising Above | Posted 02.15.2017 | Impact
Students Rising Above

By Lynne Martin, Executive Director Students Rising Above More than 10,000 students are now using the Students Rising Above online College2Careers H...

The Early Decision Dilemma

Students Rising Above | Posted 12.19.2016 | Impact
Students Rising Above

By Isabella Flores, Online Advisor Students Rising Above Applying Early Decision can be a great option if you are positive about where you want to at...

The Global Search for Education: Because They Matter

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.11.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"I want readers to walk away understanding that education requires a holistic approach and should not be solely measured by assessments." -- Nadia Lop...

Five Tips to Survive Your First Semester in College

Students Rising Above | Posted 10.27.2016 | Impact
Students Rising Above

By Samantha Castaneda, Student Saint Mary's College & Students Rising Above By October, most college freshmen have had a few weeks to adjust as they ...

WATCH: Future 5 Connects Low Income Students with their Full Potential

HooplaHa | Posted 09.27.2016 | Good News

Future 5 believes in all the potential of high school students! Founded in 2009 by Clif McFeely this mentoring program believes that all of Stamford CT's high school students should be connected to their full life's potential, regardless of income or family circumstances.

Journey to College Series #4: Final College Decisions

Students Rising Above | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Students Rising Above

Financial aid packages have been reviewed, colleges have been visited and in most cases, final reflection has taken place. Some students know the moment they visit a particular campus it's the right school for them. But for a majority, the final decision is much more complex.

4 Ways To Jump Start The College Application Process This Summer

Students Rising Above | Posted 07.22.2016 | College
Students Rising Above

A strong support network and ongoing mentoring is needed to help navigate the unique challenges most will face while narrowing down and applying for college admission.

Student Debt Penalizes Students Changing Majors or Schools

Bob Hildreth | Posted 07.05.2016 | Education
Bob Hildreth

If you encounter a student with over $50,000 in debt, you will usually find that the student transferred majors or schools, or both.

Congratulations. You Got Into College. Now What?

Students Rising Above | Posted 06.28.2016 | Impact
Students Rising Above

For many students, college acceptance does not guarantee college completion.

Developing Talent at Top US Colleges

Martin Kurzweil | Posted 06.28.2016 | Education
Martin Kurzweil

It is tempting to pit racial/ethnic and socioeconomic diversity as competing goals. But there is no evidence that pursuing one kind of diversity keeps colleges from achieving the other.

A Coach for Every Low Income Student

Jim McCorkell | Posted 06.14.2016 | College
Jim McCorkell

Do you remember what inspired you to go to college? Take a minute, think back, and see if you can recall the specific moment. Maybe it was your firs...

10 Ways to Cut College Education Costs

Students Rising Above | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Students Rising Above

As high school graduations wind down, many college-bound students are setting their sights not only on entering college come fall, but also making sense of what can be complicated financial aid packages.

Working-Class College Students Need Exposure To Ins And Outs Of Networking For Results

Janet Morrison-Lane | Posted 05.26.2016 | College
Janet Morrison-Lane

In 2016, getting a college degree is not enough. By not equipping our low-income kids with the skills needed to connect with jobs, not only are they missing out, we are, too.

Leading by Example: Outreach Trip Addresses Health Disparities

Students Rising Above | Posted 05.06.2017 | Impact
Students Rising Above

By Rosario Castañeda, Student  Yale University & Students Rising Above Maya Angelou once wisely stated that "When you learn, teach. When you get, g...

Journey to College Series #3: Narrowing Down College Visit Choices

Students Rising Above | Posted 04.29.2017 | Impact
Students Rising Above

Late March and April is one of the most enjoyable times of the year for Students Rising Above (SRA) advisors. This is when students finally hear back from their targeted colleges regarding acceptance, and most receive their financial aid packages.

How Would High-Poverty Schools in Your Community Fare Under the House Child Nutrition Bill?

Zoë Neuberger | Posted 04.22.2017 | Politics
Zoë Neuberger

If Chairman Rokita's bill becomes law, 7,022 schools now using community eligibility to simplify their meal programs and improve low-income students' access to meals would have to reinstate applications and return to monitoring eligibility in the lunch line within two years, as we've explained.

Navigating the College Financial Aid Process: Unique Challenges for First-Generation Students

Students Rising Above | Posted 04.12.2017 | Impact
Students Rising Above

By Robin Levi, Advisor Students Rising Above The words "filling out financial aid documents" strike fear into the minds of most parents. The endless...

Why Is College Admissions Such a Mess?

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 03.30.2017 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Like so many other things in life, it's useless to just complain about college admissions. Small or big, we've got to do something about it.

Not Enough Hours in the Day: Work Study Students and Sleep

Zachariah Ezer | Posted 03.30.2017 | College
Zachariah Ezer

Picture a college student. What is she doing? My guess is, most of you have a mental image of either a raucous party or a frantic cram session. One thing you probably aren't picturing is her sleeping.

Some Cities Are Making Great Strides In Educating Low-Income Students

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics

Many American cities are home to massive achievement gaps that divide rich and poor students. But some are doing a far better job than others in educa...

How Gifted, Low-Income Kids Are Left Behind

The Conversation US | Posted 03.22.2017 | Education
The Conversation US

A lack of support for gifted low-income kids has consequences for their representation in positions of leadership in society as well as lost innovations. For at least the last half-century, we have underserved low-income gifted kids, losing countless minds and corresponding innovations.

Reflections on an Extraordinary Journey

Students Rising Above | Posted 03.18.2017 | Impact
Students Rising Above

By Jennifer (Nchedo) Ezeokoli Stanford University & Students Rising Above In just a few short months, I will be a graduate of Stanford University. As...

School District Invests in "Erasing the Look & Feel of Poverty," Sees Big Returns

MeiMei Fox | Posted 03.01.2017 | Education
MeiMei Fox

The majority of K-12 students in the U.S. now live in poverty, a mark hit in 2013 for the first time in 50 years. For these students, poverty brings a...

Outdated Pell Rules May Discriminate Against Low-Income Students

The Hechinger Report | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.26.2017 | College

John Davis had been working as a shelf-stocker at his local grocery store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for more than a decade when he realized there was...