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Grantee Spotlight: Duke TIP's Project Launch

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Sep 22, 2014 12:03:00 PM

Imagine the world is under siege by the worst health crisis experienced in our lifetime. What would you do? How would you coordinate a relief effort to cope with it?

This is the challenge faced by 11- and 12-year-old participants in a one-week Project Launch summer residential program titled CRISIS (Creative Resolution of Impossible Situations by Intelligent Solutions!).

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Topics: Grantee Spotlight, gifted programs

September 19, 2014: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Sep 19, 2014 5:54:10 PM

September 19, 2014—Here is what’s new in education news this week.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,, education news

3 Tips for Navigating the Transition to College

Posted by Beth Zielinski on Sep 18, 2014 2:58:00 PM

I'm back with part two of tips to help you with your transition! If you haven’t already seen part one, it can be found here.

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Topics: Tips, college freshman, college readiness, Transfer students

JKCF Grantee Helps Middle School Students Explore Interests in Space Engineering & Robotics

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Sep 17, 2014 4:16:00 PM

Now that school is back in session, students are inevitably asked: “What did you do this summer?”  

For 30 talented and gifted middle school students in Prince George’s County, Maryland, the answer to that question included challenging and inspiring time spent working with robots and practicing skills that could benefit them one day in careers in engineering and science.

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Topics: grants, gifted programs

Volunteering in Your Community

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Sep 16, 2014 2:47:14 PM

It’s no secret that admissions offices at many colleges and universities, particularly those that are highly selective, like to see that applicants have experience volunteering in their community. In fact, volunteerism can be nearly as valuable on your application as academic work and extracurricular activities at school.

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Topics: tips for college application, Tips, college access, college admissions

JKCF in the News: Education Officials Flunk Statistics 101

Posted by Heather Reams on Sep 14, 2014 8:37:00 PM

OPINION

Education Officials Flunk Statistics 101

'Big data' analysis provides insights into everything from school attendance to the progress of talented students.

By HAROLD O. LEVY

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College Scholarship Program Application Now Open

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Sep 12, 2014 5:33:54 PM

The application for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is now open! Click below to find out how to apply.

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Topics: College Scholarship, application

Largest Undergraduate Scholarship in the Nation Available to High-Achieving, Low-Income Students

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Sep 12, 2014 5:18:00 PM

Lansdowne, VA – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation invites applications for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the country. Recipients will be awarded as much as $40,000 each year for four years for tuition, books, living expenses, and other required fees. Up to 40 spaces are available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities.

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Topics: College Scholarship, application, low income, high achieving, Media Release

September 12, 2014: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Sep 12, 2014 10:26:04 AM

September 12, 2014—Here is what’s new in education news this week.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,, education news

4 Transition Tips for New College Students

Posted by Beth Zielinski on Sep 11, 2014 10:39:00 AM

As the summer draws to a close and you begin your first semester at your new school, there are a few items to consider in addition to your class schedule and moving into your new residence. No matter if your journey starts on the east coast, west coast, or in-between coasts, we have assembled a few universal tips for all new students starting at a four-year institution.

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Topics: Tips, college freshman, college readiness, Transfer students

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