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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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Tips for Submitting a Successful Young Scholars Application

Posted by Kate Featherston on Feb 16, 2018 11:49:40 AM

The Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program application is open until March 21, 2018! Follow these tips to submit the best application possible for this unique program. 

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Topics: Scholarship, Tips, application, Jack Kent Cooke, Young Scholars Program, middle school

Melissa Batz Receives the $5,000 Quinn Youth Leadership Award

Posted by Kate Featherston on Aug 23, 2017 12:38:58 PM

Each year at our Scholars Weekend banquet, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces the recipients of the Matthew J. Quinn Prize and the Matthew J. Quinn Youth Leadership Award. Both awards honor the foundation’s first executive director, Dr. Matthew J. Quinn, who served from 2000 to 2010. 

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Topics: Young Scholars, Scholars Weekend, Video, College Scholar, Quinn Youth Leadership Award

StreetCred Co-Founder Lucy Marcil Awarded $10,000 Quinn Prize

Posted by Kate Featherston on Aug 15, 2017 1:24:51 PM

Each year at our Scholars Weekend banquet, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces the recipients of the Matthew J. Quinn Prize and the Matthew J. Quinn Youth Leadership Award. Both awards honor the foundation’s first executive director, Dr. Matthew J. Quinn, who served from 2000 to 2010. 

This blog post is the second in a three-part series to profile our 2017 recipients (read the first part here). The Quinn Prize, a $10,000 award, is given annually to Cooke Scholars or alumni in recognition of their outstanding achievement in community service. The Quinn Youth Leadership Award, a $5,000 award, is given annually to one or more current Cooke Young Scholars. 

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Topics: Scholar News, Scholars Weekend, Video, Quinn Prize, Graduate Scholar

Emily Hedin is Awarded the $10,000 Matthew J. Quinn Prize

Posted by Kate Featherston on Aug 11, 2017 2:12:10 PM

Each year at our Scholars Weekend banquet, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces the recipients of the Matthew J. Quinn Prize and the Matthew J. Quinn Youth Leadership Award. Both awards honor the foundation’s first executive director, Dr. Matthew J. Quinn, who served from 2000 to 2010. This blog post is the first in a three-part series to profile our 2017 recipients. The Quinn Prize, a $10,000 award, is given annually to Cooke Scholars or alumni in recognition of their outstanding achievement in community service. The Quinn Youth Leadership Award, a $5,000 award, is given annually to one or more current Cooke Young Scholars.
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Topics: Scholar News, Scholars Weekend, Video, Quinn Prize, Graduate Scholar

Cooke Chronicle: For-Profit College Regulation Roll Back

Posted by Kate Featherston on Jun 16, 2017 12:30:01 PM

June 16, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. The Trump administration pushes for apprenticeships over traditional higher education; DeVos rolls back Obama-era regulations on for-profit colleges; The Cooke Foundation releases a study showing that state flagship universities are becoming instruments of social stratification.

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Topics: college cost, Friday Roundup,, Betsy DeVos, At-risk Students, rural education, First Generation, Alternative Pathways, Growth Mindset, State Flagships, Donald Trump

Cooke Chronicle: Predictive Data Helps Students Succeed

Posted by Kate Featherston on Jun 9, 2017 11:44:06 AM

June 9, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos testifies before a Senate committee concerning the proposed Education Department budget; 54 percent of the graduating class of 2017 at the University of California at Irvine are first-generation college students; a study finds that even in the state with the lowest public higher education cost, a family would need to earn almost three times the federal poverty level to comfortably afford in-state tuition. 

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Topics: college cost, Friday Roundup,, race, Federal Education Budget, Betsy DeVos, School Choice, Pre-K Education, At-risk Students, First Generation

Cooke Chronicle: Economic Segregation In Schools

Posted by Kate Featherston on Jun 2, 2017 2:50:42 PM

June 2, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. A report finds that 4 in 10 public-school districts are intensely economically segregated; Princeton University acts to admit more low-income students; 2017 Cooke College Scholars are announced; and Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold Levy co-authors an op-ed about a program for outstanding low-income math students that is funded by the foundation.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar News, low income, financial need, Friday Roundup,, education news, achievement gap, Education Budget Cuts, Federal Education Budget, student loans

Cooke Chronicle: Education Budget Incites Controversy

Posted by Kate Featherston on May 25, 2017 3:33:40 PM

May 25, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. President Trump’s proposed education budget draws criticism, a report shows that women hold two-thirds of student debt, and one community college produces three Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholars. 

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar News, low income, financial need, Friday Roundup,, education news, achievement gap, Education Budget Cuts, Federal Education Budget, student loans

Cooke Chronicle: Multimillion-dollar Partnership Will Expand Educational Access

Posted by Kate Featherston on May 19, 2017 12:06:22 PM

May 19, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Proposed Trump administration budget cuts to the Education Department are revealed in greater detail; the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the College Board announce a multimillion-dollar partnership to make college more accessible for low-income and rural students; and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is expected to reveal a new proposal to help parents afford private school tuition for their children.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar News, financial need, college readiness, From the Top, Friday Roundup,, education news, achievement gap, SAT, Education Budget Cuts, College Board, Federal Education Budget, Betsy DeVos, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

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