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JKCF in the News: The Washington Post

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Mar 31, 2015 5:08:25 PM

Emma Brown's newest piece titled “Gifted students – especially those who are low-income – aren’t getting the focus they need” focuses on the Cooke Foundation and its report on closing the excellence gap in gifted education, “Equal Talents, Unequal Opportunities: A Report Card on State Support for Academically Talented Low-Income Students.”

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Topics: excellence gap, JKCF in the News

New Report from Cooke Foundation Finds State Policies Fail Bright, Low-Income Students

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Mar 31, 2015 1:42:12 PM

LANSDOWNE, VA – State policies nationwide fail effectively to support students who have the potential to reach high levels of academic performance, particularly students from low-income backgrounds, finds a new report from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Equal Talents, Unequal Opportunities: A Report Card on State Support for Academically Talented Low-Income Students grades states on 18 simple indicators representing nine distinct state-level policies and nine specific measures of student outcomes. Not one state receives an A.

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Topics: Media Release, research, excellence gap

JKCF Executive Director Levy on Getting Poor Kids into the College Club

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Mar 30, 2015 9:55:48 AM

Getting poor kids into the college club: A crucial challenge, lest we squander America's potential

BY NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, March 30, 2015
Wilfredo Lee/AP College counselors are few and far between

It’s a quintessential middle-class American experience: The family watches the mail or the email for a letter from the college their oldest daughter desperately wants to attend.

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Topics: college fit, college access, college admissions, JKCF in the News

March 27, 2015: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Mar 27, 2015 3:14:05 PM

March 27, 2015—Here are the best articles from education news this week.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,, education news

JKCF in the News: 2015 STEM Grants in Fierce CIO

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Mar 27, 2015 12:03:19 PM

STEM education efforts get triple play of good news

By David Weldon
March 26, 2015

Fierce CIO

Good things do indeed happen in threes when it comes to efforts to promote careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. This week saw reports of three major developments around STEM--from education grants, to White House support, to growing enrollments at college campuses.

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Topics: grants, STEM

Cooke Foundation Awards $1.6 Million in STEM Education Grants

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Mar 26, 2015 11:30:53 AM

LANSDOWNE, VA – In recognition of the many barriers facing high-performing, low-income students interested science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has awarded $1,632,598 in STEM-focused educational grants.

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Topics: grants, STEM

Scholar Spotlight: Undergraduate Transfer Scholar Angela Warren

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Mar 24, 2015 4:45:00 PM

In July 2014 the Arizona School Board Association published a profile on Graduate Scholar and former Undergraduate Transfer Scholar Angela Warren, whose efforts as a social worker have helped highlight and confront the tragic issue of sex trafficking in the U.S.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar accomplishment

JKCF Young Scholar Participates in White House Science Fair

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Mar 23, 2015 11:42:17 AM

LANSDOWNE, VA – Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholar Robert Kancans from White Bear Lake, Minnesota, has been invited to participate in the fifth White House Science Fair, hosted today by President Barack Obama. Robert will join more than 100 other bright minds to learn about innovative projects, discoveries, designs, and experiments from students across the country excelling in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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Topics: Scholar News, Media Release

March 20, 2015: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Mar 20, 2015 4:04:29 PM

March 20, 2015—Here are the best articles from education news this week.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,, education news

Scholar in the News: Dissertation Fellow Ben Castleman

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Mar 19, 2015 1:39:00 PM

Earning a college degree has never been more important. People with a college education have on average substantially higher earnings, pay more taxes, live healthier lives, and have more stable marriages than those without one (Baum, May, & Payea, 2013; Oreopoulos & Salvanes, 2011). Yet these benefits accrue mainly to students who come from affluent families. Over half of students from the highest income quartile earn a bachelor's degree by the time they are 25, compared with fewer than ten percent of students from the lowest income quartile (Bailey and Dynarski, 2012).

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Topics: Scholar News, Dissertation Fellowship, Dissertation Fellow, Scholar accomplishment, JKCF in the News

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