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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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

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

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

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

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

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