2012 GEAR UP National Conference2012 | Admin | August 7, 2012 at 10:06 pm
At the conference, GEAR UP practitioners will have the opportunity to learn from the U.S. Department of Education, NCCEP staff, foundation and corporate partners, and each other. The majority of concurrent sessions are led directly by GEAR UP professionals sharing their strongest programs, most successful partnerships, and best institutional practices. The event also serves as an important gathering for all college access professional – sparticularly those who coordinate their efforts with GEAR UP programs; and local, state, and federal policy makers who want to learn more about creating and sustaining K–16 education/community collaboratives designed to improve public education and promote student success. Highlightes of the conference included visits to capitol hill to share GEAR UP success stories, key note speaker and architect of GEAR UP Rep. Chaka Fattah as well as a visit from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. We had a blast!