Advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need

Cooke Chronicle: Teacher Training & Completion Grants

Posted by Kate Featherston on Jun 22, 2018 12:43:11 PM

June 22, 2018 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. K-12 coverage focuses on the president’s plan to merge the Education and Labor Departments. Pell Grants and small “completion grants” are shown to help college students finish their degrees.

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Cooke Chronicle: Google Searches & Gender Gaps

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 15, 2018 11:00:00 AM

June 15, 2018 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. It's girls versus boys in K-12 coverage, while higher education experts use federal data to quantify the Excellence Gap and provide additional context to internet searches.

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Cooke Chronicle: College costs, transparency, and our new executive director

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 8, 2018 11:00:00 AM

June 8, 2018 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Issues of college affordability and financial aid transparency take center stage. We announce the selection of our new executive director, Seppy Basili.

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Pioneering Scholarship Organization Selects Education Leader as Next Executive Director

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 7, 2018 9:03:00 AM

Giuseppe “Seppy” Basili brings decades of experience as a cross-sector education executive to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation; will lead organization’s work in support of exceptional, high-achieving students

Lansdowne, VA – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Board of Directors announced today the appointment of Giuseppe “Seppy” Basili as executive director. A leading K-12, college readiness, and higher education expert, Basili brings 30 years of education industry experience to the role. His commentary and perspectives on college access and admissions have been featured by The New York Times, NPR, and the Today Show, among others. He has also served as director of strategic initiatives and chief operating officer at the Foundation.

“Seppy’s experience working to address educational access issues faced by high-achieving students with financial need enables him to extend the impact of our organization, and scholars, for years to come,” said Stuart A. Haney, President of the Cooke Foundation Board of Directors, “His commitment to our vision has been established through a record of service to the Foundation -- and is reflected in an unwavering belief in the transformative potential of the exceptional students that we support.”

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Clear and Concise Financial Aid Letters Help Students Price College

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 5, 2018 12:54:55 PM

After the excitement of receiving an acceptance letter, there’s a second piece of mail that awaits students and their families: the financial aid award letter.

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Topics: research, Education Issues

Cooke Chronicle: Summer learning, summer melt, and a salutatorian

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 1, 2018 2:21:00 PM

June 1, 2018 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. K-12 coverage discusses summer learning gaps and the limits of universal screening. Solutions for supporting college students with financial need are a focus of higher education events and articles.

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Cooke Chronicle: Strategizing for Success in K-12 and Higher Ed

Posted by Amber Styles on May 25, 2018 2:09:47 PM

May 25, 2018 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Read about successful K-12 initiatives for expanding access to advanced courses, as well as articles on how states and higher education institutions are combating food insecurity and social mobility.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,

Cooke Chronicle: Equity, Affordability, and Student Outcomes

Posted by Kate Featherston on May 18, 2018 5:42:10 PM

May 18, 2018 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Advocates report on inequities among the nation’s public schools, and higher ed discusses affordability and experiences for students with financial need.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,

Cooke Chronicle: Ensuring Support for Underserved Students

Posted by Amber Styles on May 11, 2018 4:22:00 PM

May 11, 2018 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Articles cover student support for high-achieving students with financial need.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,

Cooke Chronicle: Nudges, Growth Mindsets, and Student Success

Posted by Amber Styles on May 4, 2018 4:44:42 PM

May 4, 2018 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Research informs new approaches for promoting growth mindset and helping students to and through college.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,

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