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Cooke Chronicle: Contingency Plans & College Admissions

Posted by Amber Styles on Jan 19, 2018 5:04:35 PM

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January 19, 2018 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Educators and public administrations prepare for a potential shutdown. New research on college access quantifies who is left behind, as well as the unintended consequences that can arise from admissions practices.

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Nation’s Largest Pre-College Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

Posted by Amber Styles on Jan 17, 2018 12:00:00 PM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – January 17, 2018 – The Cooke Foundation today announced the opening of the application period for its Young Scholars Program, the largest high school scholarship and advising program in the United States, for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need.

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Topics: application, Media Release, Young Scholars Program

Cooke Chronicle: Educational Inequities

Posted by Amber Styles on Jan 12, 2018 4:31:06 PM

January 12, 2018 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Public school segregation and funding issues made headlines this week. In higher ed, campus hunger and speculation about the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program were discussed.

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Topics: Scholar News, Friday Roundup,

Cooke Chronicle: College Counseling & Gifted Learners

Posted by Amber Styles on Jan 5, 2018 5:19:59 PM

January 5, 2018 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. College counseling and support for profoundly gifted students were top discussion topics.

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Topics: college choice, Friday Roundup,

Cooke Chronicle: Affordability & Above-Level Testing

Posted by Amber Styles on Dec 22, 2017 3:40:53 PM

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Topics: Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

Over 500 Top Community College Students are Cooke Scholar Semifinalists

Posted by Amber Styles on Dec 19, 2017 9:44:08 AM

Over 500 Top Community College Students Advance as Semifinalists in Nation’s Largest Transfer Scholarship Program

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards up to $40,000 scholarships to help exceptional community college students with financial need transfer to four-year schools

LANSDOWNE, Va. (December 19, 2017) – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has selected 534 high-achieving community college students from across the U.S. as semifinalists to compete for its Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, from a pool of nearly 2,500 applicants. This highly competitive scholarship will offer selected finalists as much as $40,000 per year for up to three years to complete their bachelor's degrees at selective four-year colleges and universities.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholarship Announcement, Media Release

Cooke Chronicle: Tax reform, net neutrality, and college access

Posted by Amber Styles on Dec 15, 2017 4:20:25 PM

December 15, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Experts describe how legislative changes may affect education. Students with financial need get some relieving news from test companies, but still face the “leaky FAFSA pipeline.

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Cooke Chronicle: Integrated Schools & Social Mobility

Posted by Amber Styles on Dec 8, 2017 4:14:35 PM

December 8, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Diversity, integration, and measuring achievement are debated in K-12 coverage. Higher ed coverage concerns social mobility and college access.

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Topics: college access, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

Cooke Chronicle: School Funding & Food Insecurity

Posted by Amber Styles on Dec 1, 2017 12:01:41 PM

December 1, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Think tanks analyze state K-12 funding, while higher education organizations advise on addressing campus food and housing insecurity.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

Cooke Chronicle: Community Schools and College Equity

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 17, 2017 2:34:21 PM

November 17, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Articles discuss how schools and policymakers can better meet the needs of their students and ensure more equitable opportunity for success.

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Topics: research, gifted programs, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

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