Friday, August 15, 2014
UCLA Not represented?
According to a White House statement, the aim of the second summit will be to “build on the work” of the first one, “while launching initiatives in new areas.” It continues: “This year’s summit will focus on building sustainable collaborations in communities with strong K-12 and higher education partnerships to encourage college going, and supporting colleges to work together to dramatically improve persistence and increase college completion, especially for first generation, low-income, and underrepresented students.”
To prepare for the previous summit, more than 100 institutions committed to new programs designed to enhance access for low-income students. At the event, 140 leaders of colleges, nonprofits, and businesses participated in small-group discussions, while also hearing from President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama...
Full story at http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/white-house-announces-second-summit-on-college-access/83947
The list of 100 includes UC and some UC campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Merced, San Diego) but not UCLA.
The list is at http://chronicle.com/article/Details-of-College-Commitments/144073/