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November 26, 2014: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Nov 26, 2014 12:14:56 PM

The Foundation will be closed the remainder of this week, so our "Friday Roundup" comes to you a bit early. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Topics: Friday Roundup,, education news

Summer Review: JKCF Young Scholars On College Tour

Posted by Patrick Wu on Nov 25, 2014 6:00:00 PM

This is the final blog in our three-part Summer Review series. Hear from a Foundation educational adviser about an east coast college tour that brought scholars to Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

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Topics: Young Scholars, College Tour

Summer Review: JKCF Scholars Weekend

Posted by Stephanie Gargiulo on Nov 25, 2014 5:30:00 PM

Part two of our three-part Summer Review series recounts Scholars Weekend, an annual event for all 2014 Cooke Scholars from each scholarship program.

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Topics: Scholars, Scholars Weekend

Summer Review: JKCF Welcome Weekend for Young Scholars

Posted by Matthew Keys on Nov 25, 2014 4:54:28 PM

With the semester coming to an end and the new year approaching, we are taking some time to reflect on the busy summer months. This blog takes us back to Welcome Weekend 2014 to kick off our three-part Summer Review series.

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Topics: Young Scholars, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, educational advisers, Scholars, high school, Event, Welcome Weekend, Young Scholars Program

November 21, 2014: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Nov 21, 2014 4:30:22 PM

November 21, 2014—Here is what’s new in education news this week.
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Topics: Friday Roundup,, education news

Getting Smart Names JKCF As One of 20 HigherEd Innovators

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Nov 21, 2014 3:55:18 PM

Getting Smart, an education-based blogging, consulting, publishing, and speaking organization, has named the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation in its second annual Smart List of HigherEd Innovators.

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Topics: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Q&A: JKCF Dissertation Fellow Kelly Ochs Rosinger

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Nov 20, 2014 4:20:33 PM

Kelly Ochs Rosinger is a 2014 Dissertation Fellow and research assistant at the University of Georgia. She recently co-authored an article for The Review of Higher Education that deals with the issue of socioeconomic diversity in selective private colleges. Findings show that “all other factors being equal, private institutions that are historically embedded in elite status maintain less socioeconomic diversity,” while those with greater diversity seem to correlate with “generous financial-aid efforts and test-optional admissions policies.”

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Topics: Scholar News, research, Dissertation Fellow, Scholar accomplishment

JKCF Celebrates 10 Years and $2 Million in Scholarships with From the Top

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Nov 19, 2014 4:39:00 PM

On October 24, 2014, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians broadcast weekly on NPR, celebrated their mutual 15th anniversaries as well as their 10-year partnership, with a reception and a live performance at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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Topics: grants, From the Top

JKCF College Scholar Featured in HBO Documentary

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Nov 17, 2014 4:47:00 PM

Last month, HBO aired this segment of their Family Documentary Special on Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell. The piece highlights Bell’s experience with the National YoungArts Foundation and films the renowned musician as he mentors and performs with nine young string musicians in New York and London.

One of the nine is former Young Scholar and 2012 College Scholar Anna Litvinenko, an outstanding cellist from Florida.

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Topics: Young Scholars, College Scholarship, grants, From the Top, Young Artist Award, College Scholar, Young Scholars Program

November 14, 2014: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Nov 14, 2014 3:33:55 PM

November 14, 2014—Here is what’s new in education news this week.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,, education news

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