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Cooke Chronicle: Fair Funding and Enrollment Practices

Posted by Amber Styles on Jul 28, 2017 2:21:55 PM

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July 28, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Popular articles this week criticize funding allocation for both higher education and K-12 schools. Disparities in gifted programs and AP course enrollment are also discussed.

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Elementary & Secondary Education:

  • The Voice of San Diego reports on racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in the local school district's Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) identification and enrollment.
  • A new brief from The Education Trust explores promising practices for "enrolling more students of color and low-income students in AP courses and increasing the percentage of students passing the associated exams."
  • 90 percent of funding for public schools comes from state and local governments. In Education Week, five experts share their perspectives on whether or not resources are delivered equitably.

 

Higher Education:

  • Inside Higher Ed summarizes the findings of new research that shows "demonstrated interest has become another way wealthy students have an extra edge" in college admissions.
  • "For every $1,000 in funding per student that states cut from public universities, students paid about $257 more a year on average between 1987 and the present," notes MarketWatch in a piece explaining the significance of state funding for higher education.
  • The expansion of free community college programs demands strengthening the transfer pathway to baccalaureate degrees, says New America. Their article outlines some suggested strategies.

 

Cooke Foundation Highlights:

  • At a recent MindCET panel, Executive Director Harold O. Levy spoke about how successful edtech companies should focus on teachers, student privacy, and building the right products. 
  • Cooke Scholar Angel Sanchez was awarded the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition’s Emerging Leader Award. 

 

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