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March 16, 2018, This Top Funder of Higher Education Keeps Stepping Things UpInside Philanthropy

February 13, 2018, SUNY Announces $2.1 Million "Strong Start to Finish" Grant to Help More Students Earn a College DegreeSUNY 

February 13, 2018, SUNY grant helps students 'start to finish', Campus News

February 13, 2018, Central State University selected to participate in a state effortXenia Gazette

February 7, 2018, Department of Higher Education Receives $2.1M Strong Start to Finish GrantOhio Department of Higher Education

February 6, 2018, Strong Start to Finish awards 4 sites more than $8MThe Kresge Foundation

February 6, 2018, CUNY Awarded $2.1 Million Grant to Scale Equity-Focused Student Success Strategies, The City University of New York

November 8, 2017, Dr. Christopher Mullin noted in New Hires roundupThe Chronicle of Philanthropy 

November 6, 2017, Dr. Christopher Mullin will lead Strong Start to Finish

August 31, 2017, Strong Start to Finish initiative to offer three-year grants, Illinois State University News

August 31, 2017, The Money—and Research—Behind a New Network to Boost College Completion, Inside Philanthropy

August 20, 2017, Washington should rethink its approach to college remedial classes, The Seattle Times

August 16, 2017, Grants Roundup: Gates and Kresge Funds Team on $13 Million Ed Network, The Chronicle of Philanthropy 

August 15, 2017, Strong Start to Finish, national initiative to improve developmental course success, launches today, The Kresge Foundation

August 14, 2017, Want More Students to Finish? Focus on the Start, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Scaling Strong Start to Finish, Great Lakes Education Philanthropy 

Education Commission of the States serves as the intermediary for Strong Start to Finish, Education Commission of the States

Press Releases

February 6, 2018, $8.5 Million in Grants Awarded to States to Scale Effective Higher Education Practices and Student Success Strategies

November 7, 2017, Dr. Christopher Mullin to lead Strong Start to Finish

August 15, 2017, Three foundations launch network with $13M investment in English and math evidence-based practices to boost college graduation