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Under Secretary Kanter to Participate in Roundtable on Financing College Success: Innovations to Promote Readiness, Access and Completion

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Event Date 1: May 31, 2012 02:30 pm - 03:30 pm

U.S. Under Secretary Martha Kanter will be one of the speakers at New America Foundation's roundtable discussion, "Financing College Success: Innovations to Promote Readiness, Access, and Completion," at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, in Washington, D.C. She will highlight the Obama Administration's initiatives to promote college access and affordability, particularly for lower-income students.

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, the legislative architect of the GEAR UP program, and others will join Kanter to discuss policies to build expectations for college success as well as steps that schools, policymakers, and communities can do to support the academic achievement of lower-income students.

Event 1
Who : U.S. Under Secretary Martha Kanter
U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah
Debra Saunders-White, deputy assistant secretary for Higher Education Programs
Willie Elliott III, assistant professor, School of Social Work, University of Kansas
Kevin Carey, policy director, Education Sector
Evelyn Ganzglass, director, Workforce Development, Center for Law and Social Policy
Reid Cramer, director, Asset Building Program, New America Foundation
What : Speaker at roundtable discussion on financing college success
When : 2:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, May 31, 2012
Where : New America Foundation headquarters
1899 L St., N.W. Suite 400
Washington, D.C.