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May 22: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on May 22, 2015 12:41:23 PM

May 22, 2015Here are the best articles from education news this week.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,, education news, JKCF in the News

JKCF Examines Nevada's Excellence Gap in the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on May 20, 2015 2:58:00 PM


While the Nevada Legislature has been grabbing headlines in recent weeks with a series of education reform bills, you might have missed the “report card” released by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation revealing how Nevada schools are woefully neglecting gifted students from low-income backgrounds.

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Topics: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, research, excellence gap, JKCF in the News

Duluth News Tribune: JKCF Discusses the Excellence Gap in Minnesota

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on May 19, 2015 4:50:18 PM

A View on Higher Education: Despite narrowing achievement gap, states overlook top talent

The most recent results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress were very encouraging overall for Minnesota students, their parents and their teachers. The state had some of the best scores in the nation, and the difference between rich and poor students scoring in the “basic” or “proficient” ranges has narrowed. That’s certainly good news.

But while the achievement gap is slowly closing, another gap actually is widening.

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Topics: research, excellence gap, JKCF in the News

Cooke Scholar's Huffington Post Article: A Meaningful Graduation

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on May 18, 2015 11:47:53 AM

A Meaningful Graduation

By  
Undergrad at Cornell University
May 15, 2015

Every May, millions of Americans file into gymnasiums, auditoriums, or outdoor venues to participate in college commencement ceremonies. Degrees are conferred in front of friends and family, advancing the potential of so many individuals and adding incalculable value to the nation's future.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar Spotlight, Scholar News, Community college

Politico: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Evolves

Posted by Marc Linmore on May 15, 2015 5:00:09 PM

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Topics: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, JKCF in the News

May 15: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on May 15, 2015 4:40:38 PM

May 15, 2015Here are the best articles from education news this week.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,, education news, JKCF in the News

Cooke Scholar Emily Hedin Transforms Communities Half a World Away

Posted by Marc Linmore on May 13, 2015 3:10:37 PM

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Video, Profile, Graduate Scholar, Scholar accomplishment, alumni, service

USA TODAY: JKCF and Vassar on Need for Economic Diversity in College

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on May 12, 2015 5:03:00 PM

Elite colleges need economic diversity: Column

Catharine Bond Hill and Harold Levy

May 12, 2015

USA TODAY

Pursuing talented, low-income students can renew economic mobility in America.

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Topics: grants, JKCF in the News

Cooke Foundation Partners with College Greenlight to Expand Reach to Thousands of Students

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on May 11, 2015 9:53:02 AM

LANSDOWNE, VA – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced a new partnership with College Greenlight enabling it to reach thousands of low-income students across the country to make them aware that they are eligible for the Cooke Foundation’s prestigious scholarships.

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Topics: Scholarship, JKCF, Media Release, college access, excellence gap

May 8: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on May 8, 2015 12:39:48 PM

May 8, 2015Here are the best articles from education news this week.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,, education news, JKCF in the News

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