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Study Exposes Community College Transfer Credit Debacle

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Apr 24, 2014 3:08:00 PM

Making the transition from a community college to a four-year university comes with its challenges—social and academic adjustment notwithstanding. But a new study highlighted by Inside Higher Ed has left experts scratching their heads at another tragic bit of revealing information.

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Topics: Community college, Transfer students, college access, research, college success, Study

5 Ways High School Juniors Can Make the Most of College Visits

Posted by Matthew Keys on Apr 23, 2014 4:17:34 PM

As the spring sun rises higher in the sky, so too should the college-seeking ambitions of high school juniors. College campuses all over the country are welcoming flocks of prospective students to usher in the warmer weather, and junior year is the perfect time to see what all the buzz is about.

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Topics: Young Scholars, college search resources, college fit, College Tour, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, JKCF, college choice, college decision, high school juniors

Former JKCF Graduate Scholar Publishes First Book

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Apr 22, 2014 3:28:00 PM

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation warmly congratulates former Graduate Scholar Eugenie Brinkema on the recent release of her first book, “The Forms of the Affects."

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Topics: Graduate Scholar, Scholar accomplishment

JKCF Grantee Provides Music to Those Who Need it Most

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Apr 21, 2014 3:45:43 PM

PBS recently spotlighted one of our grantees doing some great work bringing quality music instruction to children in Los Angeles.

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Topics: grants, Grantee Spotlight, musicians

April 18, 2014: Articles We're Reading This Week

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Apr 18, 2014 1:54:51 PM

This week we're reading about our new Scholars and grantees. We are very happy to share some of the many and wonderful articles that caught our attention.

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Topics: Scholar News, Scholars, Community college, grants, Good Neighbor Grants, From the Top, College Scholar, Friday Roundup,

College Scholar Helps School in Sri Lanka

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Apr 17, 2014 3:36:31 PM

One characteristic we frequently see in our Scholars is a constant awareness of, and desire to help, those less privileged. There is no better example than Sharmen Hettipola, whose fundraising efforts for a school in Sri Lanka recently caught our attention.

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Topics: Young Scholars, Scholar News, Scholar accomplishment, College Scholar, service

Undergraduate Transfer 2014: A Surprise of a Lifetime

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Apr 15, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Don't miss this video of two Tulsa Community College students finding out they have received Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Transfer students

Media Release: Foundation Awards 85 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Apr 14, 2014 11:58:00 AM

LANSDOWNE, VA – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2014 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. This cohort is the largest in the program’s 13-year history, with 85 finalists selected from 3,705 applications representing 737 community colleges from 48 states, two U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Media Release, Transfer students, Scholarship Recipients

April 11, 2014: 5 Articles We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Apr 11, 2014 11:14:00 AM

April 11, 2014Enjoy this week's roundup of five great reads in education news.
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Topics: education news

Media Release: Ed Trust Study Highlights Effects of the "Excellence Gap"

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Apr 10, 2014 4:04:00 PM

LANSDOWNE, VA – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is pleased to support The Education Trust’s recent research, “Falling Out of the Lead: Following High Achievers Through High School and Beyond.”

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Topics: Media Release, research, Study, excellence gap

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