Regional Roundup: A Call to Action on College Opportunity

As a part of the President’s Year of Action – and because there is no clearer path to economic opportunity than a college degree – the President and First Lady convened college and university presidents, business and philanthropic leaders, and other stakeholders from across the country at the White House yesterday to announce more than 100 new and meaningful commitments to expand college opportunity to help more students, particularly low-income students, afford and graduate from college with the skills they need to succeed.

The importance and success of the event is reflected in the coverage from all across the country – from California and Nebraska to Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

Here’s a look:

UT San Diego: “Leaders pledge to boost access to college”

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “Georgia colleges commit to improving access for low-income students”

Quad-City Times: “Augustana president meets with Obama at higher education summit”

Chicago Sun-Times: “Illinois schools part of White House push for low-income kids to attend college, university”

Boston Globe: “At White House, college chiefs pledge more equitable access”

Detroit Free Press: “Alma College joins White House effort to increase higher ed opportunities

Omaha World-Herald: “NU, Iowa State say they'll expand access for low-income students”

Columbus Dispatch: “Ohio college presidents brainstorm with Obamas”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Nine Pa. colleges join national effort to fund low-income students”

Knox News: “UT, Tennessee Board of Regents leaders at White House education summit”

Amy Brundage is the Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Press Secretary