$2.4M grant to help thousands of students prepare for college

Thousands of low-income Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) students will get on track for college thanks to a $2.4 million GEARUP SCORES partnership grant.

The grant comes from a $303.4 million federal program that emphasizes increasing the number of disadvantaged students prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education by increasing math and science scores, boosting graduation rates, and educating students and parents about college access and financial aid.

The partnership, which is being led by the University of Cincinnati and CPS, will track 4,000 sixth- and seventh-grade students in 31 CPS schools over the six-year grant period.

Other project partners include Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Strive, Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, Parents for Public Schools of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Bengals.

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