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JKCF in the News: Education Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jan 27, 2015 2:20:00 PM

Community College Students Need More Support to Be Successful, Research Finds

By Caralee Adams
January 27, 2015
Education Week

Despite having the aspiration, many students who start at a community college never transfer to four-year institutions, let alone finish an associate degree.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Community college, Transfer students, research, excellence gap, JKCF in the News

JKCF in the News: Community College Daily

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jan 26, 2015 4:25:00 PM

Transfer students can excel with the right tools

January 22, 2015
Community College Daily

​Many more community college students could eventually earn bachelor’s degrees if they have the right tools and opportunities to succeed, concludes a report from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Community college, Transfer students, research, Community College Transfer Initiative, JKCF in the News

January 23, 2015: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jan 23, 2015 3:49:15 PM

January 23, 2015—Here are the best articles from education news this week.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,, education news

JKCF in the News: Executive Director Levy on America's College Promise

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jan 23, 2015 9:44:54 AM

President's Plan for Free Two-Year Community College Must Support High-Achieving, Low-Income Students Planning to Transfer

By Harold O. Levy

Huffington Post

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Topics: Community college, Transfer students, JKCF in the News

JKCF Transfer Scholar Alumna Renata Martin Profiled in Brown Alumni Magazine

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jan 22, 2015 4:04:25 PM

Deserving To Be Here    

By Lawrence Goodman 
Brown Alumni Magazine

Renata Martin ’14, who earned her Sc.B. in December along with roughly 130 midyear graduates, got one of the highest grades in her driver’s ed class at her high school just outside Newark, New Jersey. When she got home, she excitedly told her parents but didn’t get the response she’d expected. “They told me, ‘No, you’re not going to be able to get your license,’” Martin recalls.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Transfer students, JKCF in the News

Young Scholars Program Webinar Recording Now Available

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jan 21, 2015 2:43:00 PM

If you missed the informational webinar about our Young Scholars Program on January 14 or want a refresher, a recording of it is now available. The webinar focuses on the Young Scholar Program’s eligibility requirements, key dates, and deadlines. Participants also ask questions about the application process and program.

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Topics: application, Webinar, Young Scholars Program

Cooke Foundation Releases Report on Increasing Access for Community College Students to Four-Year Colleges

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jan 20, 2015 5:11:00 PM

LANSDOWNE, VA – Many more community college students could succeed at four-year colleges and universities, says a report released today by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, if only they were given the right tools and the opportunity. At present, while the majority of community college students aspire to complete a bachelor’s degree, as few as 12% manage to do so.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Community college, college access, excellence gap

New JKCF Report on Increasing Access to Four-year Colleges for Community College Students

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jan 20, 2015 4:28:00 PM

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today released a new report titled “Breaking Down Walls: Increasing Access to Four-Year Colleges for High-Achieving Community College Students.”

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Community college, Transfer students, college access, excellence gap

Q&A: Cooke Scholar Isa Adney on America's College Promise

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jan 20, 2015 1:59:20 PM

Tonight President Obama will give the State of the Union address at 9:00 p.m. ET. One of his projected hot-button issues is education, including the America's College Promise plan which he unveiled on January 9. In preparation for tonight's address, we asked 2007 Undergraduate Transfer Scholar Isa Adney a few questions about community college, the President's plan for providing two years free for select students, and why non-community college students or graduates should pay attention.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Community college, Transfer students

January 16, 2015: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jan 16, 2015 5:20:21 PM

January 16, 2015—Here are the best articles from education news this week.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,, education news

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