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Author(s):Rockville, W.
Title:National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
Organization:U.S. Department of Education
Short Description:This paper describes the programs offered by GEAR UP.
Annotation:In particular, this paper describes the students who benefit from GEAR UP and the services provided by GEAR UP.
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High School
Low-Income Students
Middle School
National College Access Organizations
Parent/Family Involvement and Community Engagement
Preparation/College Readiness
Student Success
TRIO Programs

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