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Keith Sherin Global Leaders Experience Language and Cultural Immersion in Salamanca, Spain

July 6, 2017

The 2017 Keith Sherin Global Leaders spent the month of June taking Spanish language classes, visiting cities and sites in Spain, and navigating their host culture.

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2017 National Student Leadership Congress

June 21, 2017

On June 10-15, 2017, nearly 200 Talent Search, Upward Bound, and Upward Bound Math/Science students participated in COE's 2017 National Student Leadership Congress (NSLC) at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

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2015-2016 TRIO/GEAR UP Annual Employee Compensation Survey — Beginning Process — Need Your Input

May 24, 2017

The Council for Opportunity in Education invites you to participate in a short survey to provide feedback regarding your employment with TRIO/GEAR-UP during the 2015-2016 year.

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Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States — 2017 Report

April 11, 2017

The Pell Institute and PennAHEAD are pleased to announce the publication of the Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States — 2017 Historical Trend Report.

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Call for Proposals for the 2nd World Congress on Access to Postsecondary Education

April 10, 2017

The 2nd World Congress on Access to Postsecondary Education will take place November 1-3, 2017, at the University of São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil.

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Thomas R. Wolanin

April 6, 2017

Thomas R. Wolanin, a good friend of first-generation students — and of TRIO — died peacefully Sunday, April 2, 2017, after a long battle with cancer.

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Trump's Budget Would Hit Rural Towns Especially Hard — but They're Willing to Trust Him

April 2, 2017

At the Boys and Girls Club in this rural city in southern Oklahoma, the director is unsure how he will stay open if President Trump’s proposed budget goes through, eliminating money for several staff positions.

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COE President Maureen Hoyler Response Featured on the New York Times

March 31, 2017

The New York Times recently published a letter by COE President Maureen Hoyler in response to a feature story about college access for low-income high school students.

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TRIO Advocates Say Budget Proposal Cuts to Core

March 26, 2017

When President Trump issued his budget plan for the government’s next fiscal year, his proposed cuts in education programs hit close to home for thousands of people across the nation who count federal assistance as key to their ability to go to and complete college.

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TRIO Alumni Launches Website

March 19, 2017

The Council for Opportunity in Education has launched a new website exclusively for TRIO Alumni.

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College-Prep Programs for the Poor Slashed in Trump's Budget

March 17, 2017

Harry L. Williams had no doubt he was going to college, even though his parents never attended and could offer no guidance on applying or enrolling.

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Viola Davis Highlights Upward Bound in People Magazine

March 7, 2017

In the March 13, 2017, print edition of People magazine, Oscar winner Viola Davis discusses Upward Bound and its role in her path to college.

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WESTOP Celebrates 39th Annual Conference

March 3, 2017

Sunny Monterey, California served as the backdrop for the 39th Annual Conference for the Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel (WESTOP).

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GAPS World Congress

February 27, 2017

The Global Access to Postsecondary Education (GAPS) Initiative was formally launched February 17 at a conference in The Hague, and planning has begun for the GAPS World Congress in São Paulo, Brazil, November 1-3, 2017.

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Viola Davis

February 27, 2017

The Council for Opportunity in Education congratulates TRIO Upward Bound alumna Viola Davis, winner of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in the motion picture, Fences.

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SAEOPP Celebrates Its 45th Anniversary in Mobile, AL

February 16, 2017

As the home of the Original Mardi Gras, Mobile, Alabama served as the festive backdrop to the 45th Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (SAEOPP).

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Chandra Taylor Smith

February 15, 2017

The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) would like to offer condolences to the family and friends of Chandra Taylor Smith.

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Announcing the 1st TRIO Alumni Leadership Forum

January 30, 2017

In conjunction with its 37th Annual Policy Seminar, COE will host the first TRIO Alumni Leadership Forum on Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

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Federal Court Blocks Overtime Rule

November 30, 2016

Last week, a U.S. District Court Judge in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction to postpone implementation of the new Fair Labor Standards Act overtime rule, which was scheduled to go into effect on December 1.

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Debra Saunders-White

November 28, 2016

The Council for Opportunity in Education extends its deepest condolences to the family of Debra Saunders-White, who served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs (HEP) at the U.S. Department of Education from 2011-2013.

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Much To Be Thankful For

November 22, 2016

In the wake of an election that exposed and awakened widespread national divisiveness, we are blessed and grateful to be working with institutions of higher education.

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Is Your Institution a "Student-Ready College"?

November 7, 2016

One of the highlights of COE's 2016 Annual Conference in San Diego was the Closing Plenary session, which featured Tia McNair, Vice President of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Success at the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

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COE to Host Twitter Chat on November 10 at 6 p.m. Eastern

November 7, 2016

Tiffany Martinez, a participant in the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program at Suffolk University, was caught off guard when her blog post about how her professor accused her of plagiarizing for using the word "hence" went viral.

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COE and Chicago Area TRIO Gather for 3rd Annual Alumni Celebration and STEM Fair

October 26, 2016

More than 100 TRIO alumni gathered at the downtown campus of Loyola University Chicago, on October 14th, to mark the 3rd Annual TRIO Alumni Reception.

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Upward Bound Application Materials Now Available

October 18, 2016

On Monday, October 17, the Upward Bound grant application was released with published in the Federal Register.

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TRIO College Students — Apply Now to Study in Spain Next Summer!

October 18, 2016

Applications are now open for TRIO Student Support Services and McNair participants and TRIO alumni to apply to next summer's Keith Sherin Global Leaders program, June 1 to July 1, 2017, in Salamanca, Spain co-sponsored by COE and Travel & Education.

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Alumni Reception

October 5, 2016

Loyola University Chicago hosts the Third Annual TRIO Chicago Collaborative Alumni reception! Alumni, TRIO family, and friends are invited.

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2016 National TRIO Achievers

October 2, 2016

A highlight video of the 2016 National TRIO Achievers and videos of the individual awardees' speeches are now available on our YouTube page. Hear what they had to say about the impact TRIO had on their lives.

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First in the Family — What Works for First-Generation College Students

September 30, 2016

Aside from the lack of family and peer encouragement that many of these students experience, there are also systemic issues in education that negatively affect these students, said Maureen Hoyler, President of the Washington, D.C.-based Council for Opportunity in Education.

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Arizona State Aggressively Opening Doors for First-Generation Students

September 18, 2016

"There are first generation students everywhere," says Maureen Hoyler, the President of the Council for Opportunity in Education. "These are not new issues. They are really longstanding concerns."

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Hit the Ground Running

September 13, 2016

COE Orientation and Professional Development for New Professionals — Only 30 Slots Available.

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Thurgood Marshall Launches Student Loan Repayment Support Campaign

August 22, 2016

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund will today announce a national initiative designed to increase awareness about student loan repayment options for alumni of historically black colleges and universities.

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Changes are Coming to the Federal Student Aid Form

August 22, 2016

High school seniors and college students heading back to school should circle one date on their calendars: Oct. 1.

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North Hennepin Community College TRIO Student Wins Prestigious Post

August 22, 2016

We are proud to announce that Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton appointed North Hennepin Community College's TRIO student, Basil Ajuo, to the Minnesota State Board of Trustees.

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We Give Back — at COE's 35th Annual Conference

August 19, 2016

Giving back to our host city has become an annual tradition for COE's Annual Conference attendees and exhibitors.

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Kim Jones Receives NBA's 2016 Excellence in Activism Award

July 21, 2016

At the National Bar Association 40 Under 40 ceremony, Kimberly Jones, COE's Vice President for Public Policy, was honored with the 2016 Excellence in Activism Award, one of only 5 special awards handed out that evening.

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10 for 10 Works!

July 6, 2016

Thanks to the TRIO community, the 2016 Fair Share year which ended on June 30, 2016, was most successful! We exceeded our goal and achieved 109% with a grand total of $3,419,072.

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Tennessee TRIO Programs Bring Congress to Campus

June 30, 2016

Often when it comes to advocacy, TRIO supporters feel that they must work alone. However, TRIO leaders in First Congressional District of Tennessee recently collaborated to craft programs specially designed to welcome their Member of Congress to campus and help him to learn more about the Federal TRIO Programs.

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40 Under 40 Nation's Best Advocates

June 9, 2016

It is with great pride that we share with you the news that COE's Vice-President for Public Policy, Kimberly Jones, has been named one of the National Bar Association's "40 Under 40 Nation's Best Advocates."

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Condition of College and Career Readiness

June 3, 2016

On June 2, ACT and COE jointly released The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2015 — First-Generation Students, which discusses how first-generation students fare in meeting the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks in four core subject areas.

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Board Meeting

May 23, 2016

Last week, the COE Board of Directors met in Washington, D.C., for their Spring Board Meeting. Among the topics and issues discussed were alumni outreach activities, the growth of COE's Communities of Practice, and the upcoming Annual Conference in San Diego.

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Release of Indicators Report

April 19, 2016

On April 19, 2016, the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education held an event at the National Press Club to announce the release of the Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States — 2016 Historical Trend Report.

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Minnesota TRIO Leaders Advocate before State Legislature

April 18, 2016

Recently, several TRIO leaders spoke before the Minnesota House of Representatives in support of bill 2500.

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Celebrating 35 Years

February 3, 2016

Last year, the Council for Opportunity in Education celebrated many victories. From a $60 million increase in TRIO funding to the inaugural publication of Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the U.S., 2015 was a banner year.

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