The Daily Dish: White House Summit Honors College Students Who Are “Beating the Odds”
July 24, 2015 03:13 pm
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For many students from low-income or traditionally underserved backgrounds, making it to college can be a great challenge. But First Lady Michelle Obama wants those students to know that “Beating the Odds” and achieving education outcomes beyond high school is possible in the face of even the toughest adversity.
On Thursday, Obama hosted some 130 students at the White House as part of her Reach Higher Beating the Odds Summit. As The Washington Post’s Will Greenberg writes, “First lady Michelle Obama’s “Beating the Odds” summit aims to bring together college-bound students from all walks of life so they can focus on expanding educational resources for people like them.”
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