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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: 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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