First lady Michelle Obama invited 130 students from traditionally disadvantaged backgrounds to attend the 2015 Beating the Odds Summit to encourage them to find ways to complete college.
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May 21, 2015
Leaders of selective high schools work on strategies to reach out and change policies to attract more qualified, disadvantaged students into their programs.
March 17, 2015
Economist Paul Krugman speaks about the need to improve access to college for low-income students at annual ACE conference in Washington.
January 16, 2015
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and edX have partnered to encourage 7th graders to take a massive open online course to improve their chances of being awarded a precollege scholarship.
October 15, 2014
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation plans to launch a virtual advising system to help high school students connect with college options.