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August 29, 2014: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Aug 29, 2014 9:20:20 AM

August 29, 2014—Here is what’s new in education news this week.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,, education news

3 Opportunities to Learn About the JKCF College Scholarship Program

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Aug 28, 2014 2:37:00 PM

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program application period is about to open, and we want to make sure potential applicants feel confident applying. We are offering three opportunities to learn more about the College Scholarship Program and its application to potential applicants, educators, and/or parents.
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New Study About College Selectivity and Graduation Rates Overlooks Important Factors

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Aug 27, 2014 5:00:00 PM

According to a study published earlier this month in the American Educational Research Journal, how selective a college is has little to do with the likelihood of its students graduating. This finding is encouraging in many ways; however, it does not tell the whole story.

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Topics: Study, college choice, college decision, education news

JKCF Alumni Spotlight: Brady Redfearn

Posted by Stephanie Gargiulo on Aug 26, 2014 4:28:16 PM

It is not very often that a job takes a page from a comic book, however, there are those rare occurrences where life and science fiction intersect. It is at that corner of vocation and nerd where you will most likely find JKCF alumnus, Brady Redfearn.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar Spotlight, alumni

Grantee Spotlight: Peabody Institute

Posted by Takami Peemoeller on Aug 25, 2014 1:00:00 PM

The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University provides outstanding arts instruction through Peabody Preparatory, Baltimore’s premier community school for the preforming arts. Based upon the idea that every “individual has the capacity for artistic expression at some appropriate level of understanding and skill,” the school is open to gifted children and adolescents, as well as any community members interested in music and dance education.

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Topics: Arts, grants, Grantee Spotlight, musicians

August 22, 2014: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Aug 22, 2014 10:59:20 AM

August 22, 2014—Here is what’s new in education news this week.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,, education news

Donated School Supplies Often Available for Low-Income Students

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Aug 20, 2014 1:57:58 PM

Going back to school is usually a fun and exciting time of the year, but it can also occasionally cause stress. This is especially true for high-achieving, low-income students and their families due to the high cost of school supplies these students need to succeed. Moreover, over the past several years, the cost of the items families are expected to supply their students with has skyrocketed.

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Topics: low income

5 Ways College Students Can Shop Smart for Textbooks

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Aug 19, 2014 1:00:00 PM

Many college students are surprised to learn that textbooks for their courses can sometimes exceed $1,000, especially if their schedule has more than one STEM course. In fact, for students who attend community colleges, textbook costs can rival actual tuition.

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Topics: college cost

Five Tips for First-Generation Hopefuls to Discuss College Plans with Their Parents

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Aug 18, 2014 4:11:00 PM

According to USA Today, about 24 percent of entering freshman in U.S. colleges and universities are low-income, first-generation college students—that is, those students from low-income homes who are the first person in their family to attend a four-year institution in order to attain a bachelor's degree. But over a quarter of them will leave college after their first year, which is four times the drop-out rate for higher-income, second-generation students, and 89 percent won’t finish within six years.

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Topics: college decision

August 15, 2014: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Aug 15, 2014 8:40:02 AM

August 15, 2014—Here is what’s new in education news this week.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,, education news

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