U.S. Under Secretary Martha Kanter will address the annual conference of the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships/GEAR UP at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 19, in Washington, D.C.
The conference brings together directors of GEAR UP projects and other college access professionals to share best practices and effective strategies for increasing college access and success for low-income students. GEAR UP – Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs – is a Department of Education program to help low-income middle and secondary school students prepare for and pursue higher education. Kanter will challenge conference participants to scale up their best practices to ensure that young people can succeed in higher education.
U.S. Secretary of Education Martha Kanter
Remarks at GEAR UP conference
1919 Connecticut Ave. N.W.