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Cooke Chronicle: Dec. 23, 2016

Posted by Amber Styles on Dec 23, 2016 11:27:36 AM

Dec. 23, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Education research provides strategies for socioeconomic equity in the K-12 years, and higher ed experts call for continued improvements to admissions and financial aid.

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Topics: Scholar News, low income, research, college admissions, JKCF in the News

Issue Brief: Opening College Doors to Equal Educational Opportunity

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 24, 2016 11:08:53 AM

Cooke Foundation Recommends Actions Top Colleges Should Take
To Increase Enrollment of Low-Income Students

LANSDOWNE, Va. – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today released an issue brief recommending actions that top colleges and universities should take to increase campus diversity by enrolling greater numbers of academically qualified low-income students.

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Topics: low income, Media Release, college access, college admissions, True Merit

In The Huffington Post, Harold O. Levy Calls for Celebrating Scholars

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 1, 2016 12:00:12 PM

In his latest op-ed for The Huffington Post, Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold O. Levy explores the dichotomy between recognition of student athletes and their academically talented peers.

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Topics: high school seniors, high achieving, college admissions, JKCF in the News

The New York Times Features Cooke Prize Honoree's Accomplishments

Posted by Amber Styles on May 16, 2016 11:54:38 AM

In his Sunday column for The New York Times, Frank Bruni describes the efforts towards diversity that earned Amherst College the foundation's Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence.

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Topics: low income, high achieving, college access, college admissions, excellence gap, JKCF in the News, Cooke Prize

Harold O. Levy Recommends Alternatives for Maintaining Diversity

Posted by Amber Styles on May 3, 2016 2:13:37 PM

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Topics: low income, college admissions, JKCF in the News, True Merit

April 15: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Apr 15, 2016 1:57:35 PM

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

Announcing the Five Finalists for the $1 Million Cooke Prize

Posted by Amber Styles on Apr 12, 2016 11:10:44 AM

FIVE COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES FINALISTS FOR $1 MILLION COOKE PRIZE: AMHERST, DAVIDSON, POMONA, RICE AND STANFORD

LANSDOWNE, Va. – Five colleges and universities are finalists for the $1 million Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence, which goes to a selective college or university with an excellent record of admitting, supporting and graduating outstanding low-income students. The finalists are: Amherst College in Massachusetts; Davidson College in North Carolina; Pomona College in California; Rice University in Texas; and Stanford University in California.

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Topics: college admissions, excellence gap, Cooke Prize

April 8: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Apr 8, 2016 5:03:05 PM

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Topics: low income, high school, college admissions, gifted programs, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

Harold O. Levy: "Admit More Students with Big Minds and Small Wallets"

Posted by Amber Styles on Apr 6, 2016 4:16:21 PM

In his most recent contribution to The Huffington Post, our executive director describes how need-blind admissions practices pose a disadvantage for low-income students.

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Topics: low income, financial need, college admissions, JKCF in the News

April 1: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Apr 1, 2016 4:46:33 PM

April 1, 2016—Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Read about the trouble with the admissions process and how school and community programs seek to make college advising more accessible.

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

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