Dr. Moore to attend
Department of Education Roundtable
Since the start of the Obama Administration, the U.S. Department of Education has worked to make college more affordable and increase college success, including doubling investments in Pell grants and tax credits to help students and their families pay for college, releasing better information on debt and outcomes through the College Scorecard that helps students and families make strong college choices, and allowing borrowers to affordably manage their debt through repayment options like the President’s Pay As You Earn (PAYE) plan, which caps monthly payments at 10 percent of income. The President’s budget includes funding for America’s College Promise which would provide two years of free community college for responsible students through a $60.3 billion investment in a new federal-state partnership over the next 10 years.
To continue and add to the work already done, on Friday, August 19, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr, will hold a roundtable at Cuyahoga Community College with Senator Sherrod Brown, Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, Cuyahoga Community College President Alex Johnson and students on college access and affordability. At the roundtable, King will hear stories from students and campus leaders, including Dr. James L. Moore III, Executive Director of the Bell National Research Center on the African American Male, about innovative strategies that increase access, affordability and positive outcomes for all students.