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May 31, 2012

The U.S. Department of Education announces a new College Savings Account Research Demonstration Project, which will be implemented within the GEAR UP Program. The demonstration will test the effectiveness of pairing federally-supported college savings accounts with GEAR UP activities against just GEAR UP activities. They will initially allocate $8.7 million worth of funds that are already appropriated to support the demonstration. 

  • Martha Kanter (Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education), The Honorable Chaka Fattah (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives), Debra Saunders-White (Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs U.S. Department of Education) and Dr. Elliott among others. To watch this grounding breaking announcement by the Education Department and hear Dr. Elliott's remarks.

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