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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

Watch: Graduate Scholar Alumnus Randy Regier on CBS

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Nov 13, 2014 3:27:46 PM

A CBS video titled “An epic search for America’s undiscovered artists” includes footage of installation artist and 2005 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar Randy Regier.

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Topics: Scholar News, Graduate Scholar

JKCF Graduate Scholar's Foundation Profiled In New York Times

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Nov 10, 2014 4:51:07 PM

2009 Graduate Scholar Shrochis Karki’s Samaanta Foundation is the subject of a New York Times article from Sunday, November 9 titled "Homegrown Help for Deserving Students in Nepal."

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Quinn Prize, Graduate Scholar

November 7, 2014: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Nov 7, 2014 4:59:20 PM

November 7, 2014—Here is what’s new in education news this week.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,, education news

JKCF Featured in Loudoun Times-Mirror

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Nov 7, 2014 11:55:00 AM

Education reporter Anna Harris profiles the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and its work with talented, low-income students in today’s Loudoun Times-Mirror.

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Topics: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, low income, grants

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