A new video from Yahoo Finance profiles Cooke Scholar Maria de Abreu Pineda, a talented student who successfully strategized her college journey to avoid debt. After examining the cost of tuition at four-year colleges, Maria decided to begin her higher education at Bergen Community College.
July 22, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Effective directing of resources can alleviate growing income segregation in public schools. Differences among the states create varying hurdles in higher ed funding and financial aid availability.
July 8, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. New reports illustrate that public schools are segregated by race and income. In higher ed, strategies to boost diversity and affordability are discussed.
Cooke Scholar Gabriella (Gabby) Nicholas received our Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship in 2014, after completing a two-year degree at Seminole State College of Florida. Now a recent graduate of the University of Florida, Gabby reflects on how new interests and experiences challenged her to reconsider her career goals.
July 1, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Low-income students in K-12 have less exposure to edtech. Geographic location, college cost, and access to financial aid are some of the barriers to higher education discussed this week.
Last weekend, the Cooke Foundation brought together all 70 of our new Cooke Young Scholars and their families to the Johns Hopkins University campus. These rising high school freshman enter the Young Scholars Program as our fifteenth cohort, and traveled from all over the nation to join us for Welcome Weekend.
June 24, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Following the Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision, we share recommendations for promoting diversity in higher education. New findings show how college-level courses benefit low-income students.