Greetings from CLASS Coalition, where we’re excited to update you on several initiatives that support our mission and expand opportunities for students of all backgrounds.
Save the Date: CLASS Annual Summit
Don’t miss the 2018 CLASS Coalition Annual Summit. It will be held March 1-2, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C. More info will be coming soon!
Scholarship Opportunities for Students 

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program provides up to $40,000 per year for students’ bachelor’s degrees, plus opportunities for internships, study abroad, and graduate school funding. Pass this link along to students to learn more about this opportunity and start their application:

Your Support Helps Propel CLASS – and Our Students – Forward

CLASS is committed to increasing opportunities and access to education for high-achieving, low-income students and students of all backgrounds, and to helping you do the same. You have likely seen recent communications from CLASS about our new membership dues, an annual $350 fee that will help us continue to provide opportunities for students across the country.

We look forward to continuing our partnership with you and advancing opportunities for your teachers, students and administrators. Whether through our annual “Closing the Excellence Gap” summit, webinar series, online platform under development to create a school-to-workforce pipeline, leadership and educational resources, knowledge sharing capabilities and so much more – we work to provide you with the tools you need to create the country’s foremost learning environments and help your students succeed. We value your support and please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Education News 

CLASS Jobs Corner: Executive Director

The Next Step Public Charter School is seeking a seasoned manager and visionary leader with a passion for the organization’s mission and a thoughtful approach to guide it to its next chapter. This new Executive Director will be responsible for taking TNS to the next level of academic excellence for the youth it serves by delivering a rich program of instructional and support services as well as ensuring the organization maintains a high level of financial sustainability and organizational health. S/he will guide staff and the board to set goals and define strategic priorities and ensure alignment of daily activities with the broader vision of ensuring TNS’ programs meet high standards for academic, support service, and college/career prep outcomes for all students. S/he will also be responsible for closely monitoring the policy and compliance landscape, advocating for TNS’ students and serving as a voice for their concerns with public officials and education leaders.

Learn more about this position.

Thanks, as always, for your support for CLASS Coalition.