News & Blog

  • Arete launches character development program for classrooms

    Many people are surprised to learn that the best predictors of a student’s academic performance in college are not high school GPA or SAT scores. Rather, studies from the University of Pennsylvania show that character strengths, like persistence, self-control, and self-confidence, are more accurate at predicting success.

  • Education group files to strip Georgia families of school choice

    A story in the AJC on Thursday reported new attacks on the tax credit scholarship program that currently provides opportunity to more than 13,000 Georgia students. The complaint filed against the Georgia Department of Revenue, and backed by the Southern Education Foundation (SEF), seeks to challenge the constitutionality of the law that empowers low-to-middle-income parents to choose the best school for their children.

  • Happy Thanksgiving from Arete Scholars Fund

    Gratitude is a strange and splendid thing. Have you ever noticed the mysterious, multiplying quality it often seems to possess? Let just a note of thankfulness begin to play in your mind – for a specific person, circumstance, or gift – and pretty soon your heart and head are filled with melodies of gratefulness.

  • Dr. Jeffrey Bailey named Executive Vice President

    Dr. Jeffrey Bailey has joined Arete Scholars as Executive Vice President, where he will lead cradle-to-career program development and donor relations initiatives. In partnership with the Executive Director and Board, he will also bring strategic direction to Arete's national expansion.  

  • Don't miss back to school savings

    This week begins the return to school for more than 800 Arete Scholars in over 100 participating schools throughout Georgia. And back to school means the excitement of new clothing, shoes, and classroom supplies for students. Make the most of your money this Friday and Saturday, August 9 and 10, when Georgia retailers waive sales tax on select back-to-school purchases. 

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