Inside Higher Ed
August 14th, 2014
The Obama administration will convene a second gathering of higher
education leaders this December, officials announced Wednesday.
The summit will be focused on finding ways to “improve persistence
and increase college completion, especially for first-generation,
low-income, and underrepresented students,” according to a White House
The announcement comes as White House advisers and Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Tuesday hosted several dozen community college leaders to discuss remedial education best practices. The administration also won 14 new commitments by community colleges to expand college readiness for underprepared students.
The summit will be December 4.