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High Expectations: How LINK Unlimited Supports Chicago Students

Posted by Amber Styles on Feb 13, 2017 11:55:37 AM

Together with the National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA), the Cooke Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the 2017 NPEA/Cooke Foundation Award for Excellence in Educational Access. For the second year, we are sponsoring this award to recognize an NPEA member organization, program, or school with a $5,000 monetary award for excellence in supporting underrepresented students on the path to and through college.

Below, we speak with last year's recipient of the award, LINK Unlimited Scholars, to learn about their comprehensive programs for supporting economically disadvantaged African American students in Chicago. After 50 years of service, LINK has thoughtful insights to share with other mentorship and scholarship programs.

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Topics: low income, college access, Grantee Spotlight

Cooke Chronicle: Feb. 10, 2017

Posted by Amber Styles on Feb 10, 2017 4:53:02 PM

Feb. 10, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Higher ed advocates explain why tuition-free programs don’t solve all college access issues. New and anticipated changes to K-12 priorities are also discussed.

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Topics: Scholar News, low income, college access, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

Cooke Chronicle: Feb. 3, 2017

Posted by Amber Styles on Feb 3, 2017 1:16:59 PM

Feb. 3, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. K-12 programs focus on identifying talented students from underserved backgrounds. State leaders and higher ed advocates look for ways to make college more affordable.

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Topics: college access, gifted programs, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

Cooke Chronicle: Jan. 27, 2017

Posted by Amber Styles on Jan 27, 2017 3:36:22 PM

Jan. 27, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Several publications detail the apprehension over federal policy changes and how they might affect both K-12 and college students.

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Topics: Scholar News, college access, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

Cooke Chronicle: Jan. 20, 2017

Posted by Amber Styles on Jan 20, 2017 4:25:30 PM

Jan. 20, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. As the Trump administration takes office, policymakers and education leaders explore new directions for college access and school accountability. 

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Topics: Scholar News, college access, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

Cooke Chronicle: Jan. 13, 2017

Posted by Amber Styles on Jan 13, 2017 4:14:58 PM

Jan. 13, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. The Trump administration’s transition was a popular topic, along with improvements to college access.

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Topics: college access, excellence gap, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

Honoring Vassar's model of Higher Ed Equity under President Cappy Hill

Posted by Amber Styles on Dec 20, 2016 12:05:29 PM

During her time as president of Vassar College, Catharine "Cappy" Hill led the institution into becoming a more socioeconomically diverse campus.

"Vassar is one of a relatively small number of selective higher education institutions that have proven that income-driven educational inequality does not have to stay with us," writes Executive Director Harold O. Levy in a commemorative issue of Vassar's alumni magazine.

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Topics: college access, excellence gap, Cooke Prize

Cooke Chronicle: Nov. 18, 2016

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 18, 2016 4:17:30 PM

Nov. 18, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Popular articles focus on sanctuary campuses for undocumented students and the barriers to academic success for many low-income students.

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Topics: college access, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

Cooke Chronicle: Nov. 11, 2016

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 11, 2016 12:30:26 PM

Nov. 11, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Several scholars and publications are attempting to understand how the surprising election results will affect education policy.

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Topics: Scholar News, college access, Friday Roundup,, education news

Cooke Chronicle: Nov. 4, 2016

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 4, 2016 4:04:40 PM

Nov. 4, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Articles highlight the need to improve financial support for low-income students in higher ed, and K-12 advocates propose new policies to improve educational access.

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Topics: high school, college access, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

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