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Collaboration & Partnerships
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...
Thursday, October 31, 2019
6 Reasons to Unite Child Savings Accounts and College Access-Success Programs »
In a new report co-written by the National College Access Network and Prosperity Now, " The Power of Connecting Children’s...

College Access & Success
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...
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Are Those Tests Really Optional? »
The nation’s rising high school seniors are floating in an abyss of uncertainty about what their college and financial aid...
Monday, June 8, 2020
Partnership for LA Schools Kicks Off Summer Melt Initiative; You Can, Too »
The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is kicking off a new summer melt intervention with students attending four postsec...
Monday, June 1, 2020
‘Accelerating Educational Opportunity for All’: The 2020 Evergreen Prize Opens June 3 »
From left to right: Jerry Greenwald, Priscilla Walsh (Associate Director, Grants for College Forward), Austin Buchan (Coll...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
6 Recommendations on Distance Learning: How Districts Are Supporting Students, Families, & Educators »
The coronavirus pandemic has greatly impacted the education space, as school districts have shuttered their doors in an ef...

Data, Research & Evaluation
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...
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
New Recommendations for Asian American and Pacific Islander Data Collection and Reporting »
Data and representation are closely intertwined; after all, data are a representation of real-world phenomena. Data have t...

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...
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...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
GOP Releases COVID 4 Proposal; Long Negotiations Ahead »
Yesterday, Senate Republicans released a package of bills – collectively called the Health, Economic Assistance, Liabili...
Monday, July 20, 2020
Should We Reward Colleges for Generating Economic Mobility? »
By Cody Christensen, Doctoral Student, Vanderbilt University, and Jason D. Delisle, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise I...

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...
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...
Friday, July 10, 2020
Searching for Silver Linings Despite June 30 FAFSA Declines »
June 30, the unofficial end of the FAFSA cycle (despite this cycle officially continuing a whole other calendar year and e...
Monday, June 22, 2020
FAFSA Completions See Some Encouraging Signs, But Remain Down for the Year »
The number to pay attention to with regard to FAFSA completion right now is -3.2%. Through the end of May, both high scho...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Best Practices for FAFSA Completion Support Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic »
By Meghan Lustig, Director of Policy and Communications, Education Finance Council Spring is typically a very busy ti...

Member News
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NCAN Alumni Spotlight: Elsa Martinez-Pimentel, uAspire Alum »
The college access and success field is old enough that classes of students we’ve supported have graduated and are now cre...
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
#FAFSABrightSpots: Hawaii P-20 Acted Fast to Support Seniors in FAFSA Completions During COVID-19 »
By Lesli Yogi, Communications and Engagement Specialist, Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education When the COVID pandemi...
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
#FAFSABrightSpots: How Iowa is Stabilizing FAFSA Completion »
By Nathan Svare, Elizabeth Yaddof, and Jamie Covell, Iowa College Aid Iowa College Aid offers an array of programs for...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
NCAN Alumni Spotlight: Michelle Y. Bess, Degrees of Change Alum »
The college access and success field is old enough that classes of students we’ve supported have graduated and are now c...
Friday, July 24, 2020
NCAN Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Covahey, CollegeBound Foundation Alum »
The college access and success field is old enough that classes of students we’ve supported have graduated and are now c...

NCAN News
Thursday, June 11, 2020
NCAN's Commitment to Systemic Change »
At NCAN, we have been filled with anger, grief, and new resolve as we've witnessed historic protests around the country in...
Monday, May 18, 2020
Ascendium Vice President Joins NCAN’s Board of Directors »
In late April, the NCAN board of directors voted unanimously to appoint Amy Kerwin to its ranks. NCAN is pleased to welc...
Monday, March 16, 2020
NCAN Staff Providing Virtual Office Hours to Members »
Although many things about people's and organizations’ daily lives are in limbo at the moment, NCAN and its staff remain a...
Monday, March 16, 2020
COVID-19 & College Access and Success: A Message From NCAN's Director of Member & Partner Engagement »
By Zenia Henderson, Director of Member & Partner Engagement "The work of equity requires us to slow down in the m...
Monday, March 9, 2020
To & Through Advising Challenge Panels Draw Partners in the Field, Emphasize Data »
By Janai Raphael, Graduate Assistant for Research and Data Analysis Last month, dozens of K-12 and higher education...

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