In this week’s list of upcoming webinars, learn about using real-time data to increase FAFSA filing, hear from Florida schools that bolster literacy and find out what college students do with cash and credit.
THURDAY MARCH 20 | 2PM EST
Spending: Why Students Do The Things They Do
University of Florida professor Michael Gutter shares experiences from his financial literacy efforts on college campuses to help others understand the cash flow, budget and credit behavior of college students. FREE
MONDAY MARCH 24 | 1PM EST
The Postsecondary Success Collaborative: Partnerships to Increase College Enrollment
Learn more about a pilot project debuted in Miami and Philadelphia that pushed up college enrollment and persistence in African American and Latino students. These results came about not through implementation of a program, but by building on the assets that already existed in schools and drawing on community partnerships. In this webinar, an organizer of the initiative, Maud Abeel, will describe the project and a tool that was created to enable all schools to examine current assets and identify areas that need additional support in order to succeed with all students. A high school principal, Debora Borges-Carrera, and a community partner, Lisa Ciacci, will describe how the collaborative worked in their communities. Robert Rothman will moderate the discussion. Panelists will also address questions submitted by webinar viewers from across the country. FREE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2 | 2PM EST
More Time for Reading: How Florida Schools Are Using a Longer Day to Bolster Literacy Instruction
Two years, Florida’s 100 lowest performing grade school were required to add an extra hour to their school day, devoted to intensive reading instruction. The policy experiment seems to be working, according to early analyses. Join Palm Beach County elementary curriculum director Debbie Battles and Springfield Elementary School (Panama City) principal Harriet Taylor to discuss how to make the most of this hour. Presented by Education Week and underwritten by the Ford Foundation. FREE.
THURSDAY, APRIL 3 | 3PM EST
Increasing FAFSA Completion Rates through State and Local Districts
Join this webinar, presented by Jacqueline Moreno of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, to learn how state agencies can share this data with district partners and what that can do to improve FAFSA completion efforts at the local level. FREE
TUESDAY MAY 13 | 3PM EST
Reducing Summer Melt: Financial Aid Steps to Success.
Do you know recent high school grads whose college plans evaporate over the summer following graduation? That’s called summer melt. Across the country, a number of agencies have developed interventions to combat summer melt. Learn about the steps you can take to keep students achieving their dreams. Find out about how to keep open lines of communication with financial aid departments. $30