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Cooke Chronicle: Integrated Schools & Social Mobility

Posted by Amber Styles on Dec 8, 2017 4:14:35 PM

December 8, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Diversity, integration, and measuring achievement are debated in K-12 coverage. Higher ed coverage concerns social mobility and college access.

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

Cooke Chronicle: Selectivity versus Equity?

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 10, 2017 2:41:53 PM

 

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Topics: college access, research, college admissions, JKCF in the News

Cooke Chronicle: Enrolling and Supporting Underrepresented Students

Posted by Amber Styles on Oct 27, 2017 4:40:01 PM

October 27, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. High-achieving students with financial need are being “pushed” out of elite colleges and universities. In K-12 news, ideas and programs promote equity in gifted education and STEM. 

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Topics: low income, college access, gifted programs, STEM

Cooke Chronicle: Access to AP, Pell Grants, and Social Mobility

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 15, 2017 2:57:48 PM

September 15, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Advocates discuss access to AP courses and Pell Grant funding. The interactions between higher education and social mobility receive sizable media coverage.

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

Cooke Chronicle: Summer Reading & Despedidas

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 30, 2017 1:00:00 PM

June 30, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Summer reading programs and improving admissions at selective high schools are discussed in the K-12 community. Institutions and advocates look at new ideas for supporting low-income college students.

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

UNC-Chapel Hill Wins $1 Million Cooke Prize

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 19, 2017 10:13:31 AM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received the $1 million 2017 Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence, the largest award in the nation recognizing a college or university for its success in enrolling low-income students and supporting them to successful graduation.

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Topics: Media Release, college access, college admissions, Cooke Prize

Report Finds Flagship Universities Becoming Instruments of Social Stratification

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 13, 2017 10:17:42 AM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – State funding cuts have prompted many public flagship universities to admit growing numbers of out-of-state students – sometimes outnumbering in-state students – so the schools can collect higher tuition, a new Jack Kent Cooke Foundation study finds. This prevents some qualified students, including those with moderate- and low-incomes, from gaining admission to the most prestigious flagships in their home states.

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Topics: funding college, Media Release, college access, research

Cooke Chronicle: The End of the Traditional High School Transcript?

Posted by Kate Featherston on May 12, 2017 11:51:58 AM

May 12, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. The College Board says that access to SAT coaching leads to higher scores; a study shows most Americans are dissatisfied with how higher education treats students; and an expert describes myths about Pell Grants. 

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Topics: low income, Transfer students, college access, Achievement Trap, grants, college admissions, Friday Roundup,, SAT

Cooke Chronicle: Can Top Universities Afford to Admit More Low-Income Students?

Posted by Kate Featherston on May 5, 2017 1:05:01 PM

May 5, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. A report says college costs are unaffordable for many students; top universities are criticized for not using funds from their budget surpluses to admit and provide financial aid to more low-income students; and President Trump’s issues an executive order requiring a review of federal education policies.

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Topics: funding college, low income, financial need, college readiness, college access, Friday Roundup,, education news, higher education

Cooke Chronicle: Increasing Access for Low-Income Students, and New Scholars in the News

Posted by Kate Featherston on Apr 28, 2017 2:37:44 PM

April 28, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. New York City’s mayor proposes free preschool for 3-year-olds;  a report finds low-income college students earn less than more affluent students after graduation; and the Cooke Foundation announces five finalists for the $1 Million Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence.

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Topics: funding college, low income, financial need, college readiness, college access, Friday Roundup,, education news, Cooke Prize, higher education

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