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Cooke Chronicle: Understanding Equity & Obstacles for Students

Posted by Amber Styles on Jul 7, 2017 3:15:06 PM

July 7, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Articles cover how K-12 leaders plan to close the Excellence Gap and spotlight affordability, food insecurity, and other challenges for college students with financial need.

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Topics: Scholar News, college cost, excellence gap, gifted programs, JKCF in the News, First Generation

Cooke Chronicle: A refresh ahead for higher ed?

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 23, 2017 12:58:00 PM

June 23, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Advocates call for schools to better serve the needs of all gifted students and higher ed regulations might be up for a refresh.

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Topics: college cost, gifted programs, Friday Roundup,, higher education

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: Education Legislation, College Readiness and Education Budget Cuts

Posted by Kate Featherston on Apr 14, 2017 3:02:15 PM

April 14, 2017 - Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. The New York State Legislature approves legislation to eliminate public college tuition for many students; college admission practices are criticized as being discriminatory against low-income students; President Trump’s proposed cuts to the Department of Education Budget are called harmful; and states are not embracing school choice proposals in plans they are submitting the Department of Education.

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Topics: funding college, college readiness, college access, college cost, college admissions, alumni, Friday Roundup,, higher education, Harold Levy, achievement gap

Cooke Chronicle: Ensuring access to gifted programs and higher ed

Posted by Amber Styles on Mar 10, 2017 2:31:25 PM

March 10, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Educators and policymakers look to increase access to gifted programs and higher education for underrepresented students. Subscribe here to receive the Cooke Chronicle each week in your inbox.

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

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,

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