PRESS & MEDIA

Get Schooled is inspiring and engaging young people from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine. Below are select highlights from media coverage that help tell the story of who we are, what we do and the impact we are having with teens and schools across the country.

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October 20, 2017

Inspired by her own journal entries which helped piece together her 22-track effort, Aiko has joined forces with Get Schooled to launch her #PennysPen campaign, which will encourage young people to express themselves through writing.

Source: Billboard
October 2, 2017

Get Schooled's What the FAFSA campaign is prominently featured as an innovative resource to help students complete their FAFSA as early as possible, especially for students in first come, first serve states.

Source: The Washington Post
March 31, 2017

Get Schooled discovers changes intended to make filing for financial aid easier were accompanied by major structural hiccups for the low-income, first-generation, and minority students policymakers hoped the FAFSA changes would help the most.

Source: The Atlantic
March 22, 2017

None other than Snapchat and music star DJ Khaled is getting into encouraging Detroiters to graduate high school. It's all part of a push by Get Schooled and the Detroit College Access Network (DCAN) to help Detroit students understand how to prepare for, apply to and pay for college.

Source: Daily Detroit
February 13, 2017

Get Schooled–which was just made part of the Fas tCompany Most Innovative Companies list for gamifying the college admissions process–has ditched old-school, siloed social marketing and made social an integrated, yet unique, component of the brand’s digital landscape.

Source: Simply Measured
November 17, 2016

Prospective students will get a first-hand look at popular HBCU campuses through the eyes of a current student.

Source: Essence Magazine
November 7, 2016

Producer and social media mogul DJ Khaled is using his platform for good by helping launch an unprecedented program that uses apps like Snapchat to engage students in higher education.

Source: Billboard
May 12, 2016

The Get Schooled Foundation recently launched the Get Schooled Breakfast Club, which sends high school students morning text messages from celebrities encouraging them to get out of bed and to school.

Source: Bob Wise, President of the Alliance for Excellent Education
May 3, 2016

The 22-year-old actress and singer put on her principal hat to become the Celebrity Principal For A Day at Mare Island Technology Academy in Vallejo, Calif., on Wednesday afternoon (May 3).

Source: Just Jared Jr.
April 11, 2016

As part of her Reach Higher initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama will be celebrating her signature College Signing Day at New York City’s Harlem Armory, hosted by MTV in conjunction with Viacom's Get Schooled initiative.

Source: White House Briefing Room
March 11, 2016

What is the purpose of college admissions committees assessing students according to their standardized test scores? To identify those students who do study with outside assistance, and to discriminate against those who do not?

Source: Medium
March 2, 2016

New FSA ID makes applying for financial aid for college exceptionally difficult for low-income students and children of undocumented parents.

Source: Los Angeles Times
February 18, 2016

MONEY senior writer Kim Clark and Marie Groark, executive director of Get Schooled, tackle some of the most common financial aid questions from parents and students in this 20-minute video, originally aired live on Feb. 18.

Source: MONEY
September 28, 2015

The Get Schooled Foundation is announcing the program’s expansion at the National College Access Network conference in Orlando, Fla. According to the group, the goal is to partner with 50 college-access organizations across the country to train volunteers. It hopes to reach 100,000 students across the country this year — a ten-fold increase from the 10,000 text exchanges about financial aid the group hosted in 2015.

Source: Los Angeles Times
May 25, 2015

In partnership with the Capital One NYC College Challenge, actress Keke Palmer and E! News correspondent Alicia Quarles joined the “Get Schooled” program (May 21) to congratulate teenagers across the Big Apple on their efforts to successfully complete another year of school upon graduation.

Source: Vibe Magazine
May 1, 2015

As part of her Reach Higher initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at Detroit’s first-ever citywide College Signing Day, hosted by the Detroit College Access Network at Wayne State University. Over 1,500 students from more than 40 Detroit high schools will participate in the rally.

Source: White House The Office of the First Lady
May 1, 2015

As part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative, Sevyn Streeter and Sway Calloway, led an all-school rally at Sacramento Charter High School presented by Get Schooled to recognize and celebrate students’ commitment to their success.

Source: Living Civil

A social-media campaign plugs staying in school

Source: Time Magazine

Teens who skip school are less likely to graduate and attend college, but they don't see it that way. Plus, education news on a school shooting in Baltimore, an apparent suicide at Columbia University and a new kind of college ranking.

Source: Time Magazine

The British boy band One Direction, along with Ciara and actor Chris Pine, have joined with the group Get Schooled to encourage middle and high school students to boost their attendance.

Source: USA Today

Mark Wahlberg, one of the world’s most successful former high school dropouts, stopped by T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria on Wednesday morning to encourage students to stay in school.

Source: The Washington Post

Bella Thorne, recently teamed up with the “Get Schooled” Victory Tour to recognize students with outstanding attendance! Bella visited Mary McLeod Bethune Middle School in Los Angeles, California to help celebrate their 2.5% attendance increase.

Source: Tiger Beat

Nearly 40,000 students at more than 60 high schools are participating in the Capital One Bank NYC College Challenge across the city aimed at boosting college going rates

Source: Get Schooled Foundation

Educators and community leaders use a host of strategies to keep students from skipping school

Source: NBC News

We know that getting up for school every morning can be rough. There's a whole world out there to explore but we promise that if you go to school (and graduate) that the world will be a much better and way more fun place for you.

Source: Seventeen Magazine