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Collaboration & Partnerships
Monday, August 17, 2020
5 Considerations for Schools Working with Postsecondary Planning Partners »
By Zenia Henderson, Director of Member & Partner Engagement As school districts across the country continue to ass...
Thursday, June 25, 2020
New Must-Read Guide Provides Roadmap to Improving District, CAO Advising Practices »
Sure, you’ve seen consulting reports before. Click on them, skim them, and file them away. But Bellwether Education Partne...
Monday, May 25, 2020
Tacoma Community Partners Ask Seniors, 'What’s Next?' Then Connect Them with Support »
It will take a concerted effort from a lot of partners in communities across the country to keep the class of 2020 on trac...
Monday, February 24, 2020
Achieve Atlanta and Atlanta Public Schools Launch Match & Fit List Builder »
By Janai Raphael, Graduate Assistant for Research and Data Analysis Earlier this month, Achieve Atlanta and Atlanta...
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
How PEF-Chattanooga Uses Data and Partnerships to Improve Student Outcomes »
By Janai Raphael, Graduate Assistant for Research and Data Analysis In 2018, 20 school districts and nonprofits receiv...

College Access & Success
Monday, September 28, 2020
Plan Year-Round for College & Career Readiness with NCAN’s K-12 Calendar »
Fresh off the heels of last week's "4 for the Fall" guide, NCAN is back with another useful resource for the K-12 s...
Monday, September 21, 2020
New NCAN Guide Offers 4 Steps for the Fall to Help the High School Class of 2021 »
A new “4 for the Fall” guide from NCAN outlines four key steps for district and school leaders, school counselors, teach...
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
College Advising Corps’ Virtual Advising Guide Is a Must-Use Resource »
Since schools shut down in mid-March, the college access and success field has asked a number of questions, and NCAN has d...
Monday, August 24, 2020
To Help Male Students of Color, Examine Mindset, Data, and Practice »
“If money were no object, what practices would your district put in place to change postsecondary outcomes for males of co...
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
A Recent Graduate’s Perspective: How Higher Ed Institutions Can Better Support First-Gen Students »
By María Guadalupe Romo-González, recent graduate of University of California, Berkeley and member of the LEDA Policy Cor...

Data, Research & Evaluation
22 hours ago
New NSC Report: Through Early September, Undergrad Enrollments Down 2.5% »
The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) is the best national-level source of data on students’ postsecondary outcomes, an...
Monday, August 10, 2020
How Colleges Can Better Prepare Latino Students for the Workforce »
Colleges and universities, especially those Hispanic-Serving Institutions enrolling about two-thirds of Hispanic students...
Monday, July 27, 2020
Findings in 5 Sentences: Remedial Coursework, CUNY ASAP, and More »
The production of new education research, much like 90-degree days in Washington, D.C., this year, is endless. Once again,...
Monday, July 6, 2020
Survey: School Principals Optimistic on Postsecondary Transition in COVID Era »
School principals are increasing postsecondary transition services to seniors and are largely optimistic about those stude...
Monday, July 6, 2020
Study Shows What Advocates Know: Police Violence Harms Students »
Proximity to police-involved killings affects students’ school attendance, GPA, emotional well-being, and likelihood to bo...

Federal Policy & Advocacy
Thursday, May 7, 2020
NCAN Calls on Congress, ED for Further Support During COVID-19 Response »
As Congress recognized with the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, prospective and...
Thursday, March 19, 2020
What NCAN Members Need to Know About How the Government is Responding to COVID-19 »
By Carrie Warick, Director of Policy and Advocacy, and Raymond AlQaisi, Policy and Advocacy Manager As our nation f...
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
NCAN Executive Director Testifies About Fixing the FAFSA to the Senate Education Committee »
Last week, NCAN Executive Director Kim Cook testified in front of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (H...
Friday, September 4, 2020
Experts Continue to Document FAFSA Verification’s Undue Burden on Students and Institutions »
NCAN has long advocated for simplification of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Achieving a simpler...
Friday, July 31, 2020
How and Why to Meet with Your Members of Congress in August »
Congress is still working through negotiations for the next COVID relief package . But next week, lawmakers are expected...

Financial Aid
Thursday, May 28, 2020
#FormYourFuture FAFSA Trackers Hub »
Data are crucial to successful FAFSA completion efforts, and both NCAN and Form Your Future place a strong emphasis on t...
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
California 529 Plan Offers New Virtual Platform to Support CSA Programs »
By Jamese Carrell, Member Services Associate, and Carm Saimbre, External Relations Associate In December 2019, Scholar...
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Bounce in Summer FAFSAs Never Materialized; Summer Enrollment Down »
Given the massive disruptions students experienced this past spring, it was plausible that we might see a bump in summer F...
Monday, August 24, 2020
U.S. Department of Education Announces 2021-22 FAFSA Updates »
The U.S. Department of Education recently released the document that summarizes the changes to the 2021-22 FAFSA. We can...
Monday, August 10, 2020
NCAN Conducts First Comprehensive Review of Impact of Verification on Pell Grant Awards »
From the student perspective, the burden of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) verification process is w...

Member News
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
NCAN Alumni Spotlight: Recognizing 25 Years of Progress and Student Achievement »
The college access and success field is old enough that classes of students we’ve supported have graduated and are now cre...
Monday, September 28, 2020
NCAN Alumni Spotlight: Lauren Taylor, Degrees of Change »
The college access and success field is old enough that classes of students we’ve supported have graduated and are now c...
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
NCAN Alumni Spotlight: Loreal Latimer, OneGoal »
The college access and success field is old enough that classes of students we’ve supported have graduated and are now cre...
Thursday, September 3, 2020
NCAN Alumni Spotlight: Danjuma Quarless, Degrees of Change »
The college access and success field is old enough that classes of students we’ve supported have graduated and are now cre...
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Small But Mighty: How One Local New York Program is Confronting Food Insecurity During COVID-19 »
By Alexandra Boillot, Director of Development, CitySquash CitySquash is an after-school youth enrichment program ba...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Bottom Line Awarded the 2020 Evergreen Prize at NCAN's National Conference »
Bottom Line received the 2020 Evergreen National Education Prize at NCAN's 2020 National Conference, which was held virt...
Thursday, September 17, 2020
College Now Greater Cleveland Wins 2020 Member of the Year Award of Excellence »
College Now Greater Cleveland received the Member of the Year Award of Excellence at the 2020 NCAN National Conference, wh...
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
CollegeBound Foundation's Jimmy Tadlock Wins 2020 Professional of the Year Award of Excellence »
Jimmy Tadlock, program director at the CollegeBound Foundation, received the Dr. David B. Swedlow Professional of the Year...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Talent Development Program at URI Wins 2020 Partner of the Year Award of Excellence »
The Talent Development Program at the University of Rhode Island received the 2020 Partner of the Year Award of Excellence...
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Sharpen Your Skills With NCAN’s New E-Learning System »
NCAN is pleased to announce that our new-and-improved e-learning system is now available. The new system will present fo...

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