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  • Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Shares Fresh Approach to College Readiness at Dashboard Event

    On March 16th, the Higher Education Compact hosted its 5th annual Dashboard Release Event at the Cleveland State University Student Center. The Dashboard report measures Cleveland’s progress towards reaching key attainment goals related to college readiness, access and completion. Cleveland State University President Ron Berkman began the morning by welcoming more than 150 attendees. His […]

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  • 2016 Higher Education Compact Dashboard Report to the Community

    On March 16th, the Higher Education Compact released its 5th annual Dashboard report. The Dashboard tracks Cleveland’s progress towards reaching more than a dozen indicators related to student readiness for college, access to college and persistence at two year or four year postsecondary institutions. Key attainment trends outlined in the report: The Cleveland Metropolitan School […]

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  • Compact and Partners Brief Legislators on State of Affordability in Ohio

    On February 9th, the Higher Education Compact, Philanthropy Ohio, Learn to Earn Dayton, and Summit Education Initiative released the following report: Investing in Ohio’s Future. Now. A Postsecondary Education Access and Affordability Agenda for Ohio. As part of the release, Compact Director Maggie McGrath participated in a policy briefing at the Ohio Statehouse alongside leaders […]

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  • Rethinking Family Engagement

    What is the difference between a parent event and parent engagement?  What role do you think family members should play in the college-going process?  How can we create high schools that are more welcoming to parents? These were just some of the questions discussed at the Higher Education Compact’s Best Practices Forum: Rethinking Family Engagement […]

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  • Got Plans? The Class of 2017 does now!

    November 2016 marked the third time Cleveland Metropolitan School District schools participated in the nationally recognized College Application Month. College Application Month aims to increase the number of low-income and first-generation students who enroll in college by providing them with in-school time and expert guidance to support them as they complete their applications. In 2014, […]

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  • Why We Support Issue 108

    The 2016 election is right around the corner. Included on this year’s ballot is Issue 108, a $15 million no-tax-increase levy renewal that supports the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) and the ongoing implementation of the Cleveland Plan for Transforming Schools. Issue 108 must pass to ensure that the Cleveland Metropolitan School District can continue […]

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  • Cleveland Goes to College Kick-Off and College Fair

    On September 28th, nearly 2,000 Cleveland Metropolitan School District seniors from the District’s 27 high schools were bussed to the Cleveland State University Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Center to participate in the inaugural Cleveland Goes to College Kick-Off and College Fair. This was the first time that all seniors had been together in one place for an […]

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  • Change, It Is A-Comin’

    The end of the school year is a time of transition for students. Mixed with the joy that comes with the school year ending can be anxiety and fear of the unknown. This year, these feelings are also present among many school counselors and college advisors as they begin to prepare for the 2016-17 school […]

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  • Freezing Summer Melt

    On Monday May 9th, the Higher Education Compact partnered with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) and College Now to prevent summer melt. Summer melt, unfortunately, has little to do with ice cream. The term refers to the trend of students being accepted into a postsecondary institution – and maybe even sending […]

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  • Go Higher Ohio: Ohio’s 2025 Postsecondary Attainment Goal

    Breaking News: Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor John Carey announced the state’s new attainment goal on Monday, May 9, at Columbus State Community College during the Go Higher Ohio: Summit on Post-Secondary Education Attainment. That goal? To have 65% of Ohioans hold a postsecondary degree or credential by 2025. Currently, only 43% of Ohioans […]

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