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Cooke Chronicle: Jan. 6, 2017

Posted by Amber Styles on Jan 6, 2017 3:52:51 PM

Jan. 6, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Free college and supporting the nation’s low-income college students dominate the headlines this week. Several organizations and experts make additional policy recommendations for the new administration and education leaders.

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Topics: college cost, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News, True Merit

Cooke Chronicle: Dec. 9, 2016

Posted by Amber Styles on Dec 9, 2016 4:13:59 PM

Dec. 9, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. International test scores reinforce the need to continue improving supports for high-achieving students with financial need. Higher ed stories focus on affordability and student support.

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

August 26: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 26, 2016 1:42:33 PM

August 26, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Public schools face mixed approval ratings in national polls, as well as criticism for segregation. And facing rising college tuition and decreasing income, many students are on the move.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar News, college cost

August 19: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 19, 2016 11:00:00 AM

August 19, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Education leaders encourage public schools to identify and expand learning opportunities. Providing free college entrance exams may increase college-ready rates among low-income students, but increasing tuition is a likely barrier to their enrollment.

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Topics: Scholar News, low income, college cost, Friday Roundup,

July 29: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Jul 29, 2016 5:00:41 PM

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Topics: Scholar News, low income, college cost, Friday Roundup,

July 15: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Jul 15, 2016 1:00:00 PM

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Topics: Scholar News, students, college cost, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

July 8: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Jul 8, 2016 1:00:00 PM

July 8, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. New reports illustrate that public schools are segregated by race and income. In higher ed, strategies to boost diversity and affordability are discussed.

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

July 1: Education News We're Reading

Posted by Amber Styles on Jul 1, 2016 1:00:00 PM

July 1, 2016Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Low-income students in K-12 have less exposure to edtech. Geographic location, college cost, and access to financial aid are some of the barriers to higher education discussed this week.

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Topics: financial aid, college cost, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

June 17: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 17, 2016 3:16:46 PM

June 17, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Low-performing schools, homelessness, and food insecurity are some of the obstacles low-income students encounter through their K-12 education. Higher ed experts attempt to tackle low graduation rates, soaring college cost, and student loans.

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Topics: Scholar News, financial aid, low income, Community college, college cost, Friday Roundup,

Finding Housing at Your New School

Posted by Beth Zielinski on Jun 2, 2016 5:54:22 PM

Our Undergraduate Transfer Scholars and other high-achieving community college transfer students find plenty of academic challenges when they first transition to a four-year campus in the fall.  But those same students usually face a different kind of challenge after they enroll, which can affect their college experiences and their odds for success: housing.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Tips, Transfer students, college cost

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