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April 24: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Apr 24, 2015 3:20:27 PM

April 24, 2015Here are the best articles from education news this week.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,, education news

Op-ed: Baltimore Sun Urges MD to Support Top Students with Need

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Apr 24, 2015 11:30:54 AM

Mandate gifted programs

By Lisette Morris, Harold Levy
April 23,2015
The Baltimore Sun

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Topics: research, JKCF in the News

Harold Levy Excellence Gap Op-Ed Featured in The Tennessean

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Apr 23, 2015 2:41:00 PM

Tennessee must work to narrow excellence gap

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Topics: excellence gap, JKCF in the News

JKCF Awards Over $230,000 to Nine Local Nonprofits

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Apr 23, 2015 9:54:38 AM

LANSDOWNE, VA – More than 62,000 students with financial need in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia will benefit from new and expanding summer and academic year programs thanks to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s 2015 Good Neighbor Grants. The Cooke Foundation has awarded a total of $238,770 to nine local nonprofit organizations focused on providing the highest quality of academic programs, college access initiatives, and arts education.

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Topics: grants, Good Neighbor Grants

Watch: JKCF's Harold Levy on Andrea Mitchell Reports, MSNBC

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Apr 22, 2015 4:04:46 PM

Can excellence gap in US education be closed?

Andrea Mitchell Reports
April 22, 2015
MSNBC

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Topics: excellence gap, JKCF in the News

JKCF Awards High Schools $500,000 to Support Talented Low-Income Students

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Apr 22, 2015 12:25:28 PM

LANSDOWNE, VA – Today the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces awards totaling $500,000 to selective public high schools in six states to support the schools’ programs that prepare academically talented, low-income students to get admitted to and graduate from these top schools. Combined, the grants will benefit more than 1,500 students in grades 6-12.

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Topics: low income, Media Release, grants

April 17: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Apr 17, 2015 11:06:00 AM

April 17, 2015Here are the best articles from education news this week.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,, education news, JKCF in the News

Fordham Institute Reviews JKCF Report

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Apr 16, 2015 4:32:25 PM

Equal Talents, Unequal Opportunities: A Report Card on State Support for Academically Talented Low-Income Students

By Michelle Lerner
April 15, 2015

Thomas B. Fordham Institue

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, best known for its scholarship programs for low-income gifted students in high school and college, has entered into the policy realm by beating the drum on an important issue—closing the excellence gap. Gifted-education expert Jonathan Plucker and his coauthors grade states on how they educate an oft-forgotten class of learners: high-performing, low-income students.

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Topics: excellence gap, JKCF in the News

JKCF Executive Director in Richmond Times-Dispatch

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Apr 13, 2015 3:45:38 PM

Empower high-achieving, low-income students across Virginia

By Jeffrey McGee and Harold Levy
April 11, 2015
Richmond Times-Dispatch

Much has been made of the growing need for skilled workers in Virginia. There’s no doubt that Virginia’s next generation workforce will measure up. Our concern is, will it be innovative?

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Topics: excellence gap, JKCF in the News

April 10: Cooke Foundation News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Apr 10, 2015 3:43:08 PM

It’s been a busy two weeks at the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. On March 31 we released a report on closing the excellence gap titled Equal Talents, Unequal Opportunities: A Report Card on State Support for Academically Talented Low-Income Students. On Tuesday, we were delighted to announce that the inaugural Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence was awarded to Vassar College in New York.

To recap the numerous publications who wrote about the State Report Card and new Cooke Prize, check out the following news hits from the past week.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,, education news, JKCF in the News

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