This Sunday marks 15 years since GEAR UP was created by Congressman Fattah and signed into law by President Clinton.
Recently, the New America Foundation called GEAR UP the most promising college readiness program and appealed to Congress to triple its federal funding.
Philadelphia and other communities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have received $57 million to provide GEAR UP programming since 1999.
GEAR UP concentrates on an entire cohort of students starting in sixth or seventh grade in qualifying schools, following those classes of students through high school graduation.
Made of "much heavier gauge wire than we've used before," the Garage Gear Ups
are coated with a granite-look finish, Mayer said.
Improving educational opportunities through technology -- highlighted by innovative public/private approaches, like the GEAR UP model -- remains our number one funding priority.
GEAR UP partnerships typically consist of collaborations between public schools or districts, universities, community colleges, community and parent groups and businesses.
Since President Clinton signed GEAR UP
into law in 1998, Fattah has been a tireless advocate for the program and a guardian of its funding through the Congressional Appropriations process.
In addition to GEAR UP
, Congressman Fattah has introduced 'The Student Bill of Rights,' H.
The company's Me Too line features three SKUs for the bathroom and its Gear Ups
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