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Cooke Chronicle: Economic Segregation In Schools

Posted by Kate Featherston on Jun 2, 2017 2:50:42 PM

June 2, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. A report finds that 4 in 10 public-school districts are intensely economically segregated; Princeton University acts to admit more low-income students; 2017 Cooke College Scholars are announced; and Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold Levy co-authors an op-ed about a program for outstanding low-income math students that is funded by the foundation.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar News, low income, financial need, Friday Roundup,, education news, achievement gap, Education Budget Cuts, Federal Education Budget, student loans

Cooke Chronicle: Education Budget Incites Controversy

Posted by Kate Featherston on May 25, 2017 3:33:40 PM

May 25, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. President Trump’s proposed education budget draws criticism, a report shows that women hold two-thirds of student debt, and one community college produces three Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholars. 

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar News, low income, financial need, Friday Roundup,, education news, achievement gap, Education Budget Cuts, Federal Education Budget, student loans

Cooke Chronicle: Multimillion-dollar Partnership Will Expand Educational Access

Posted by Kate Featherston on May 19, 2017 12:06:22 PM

May 19, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Proposed Trump administration budget cuts to the Education Department are revealed in greater detail; the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the College Board announce a multimillion-dollar partnership to make college more accessible for low-income and rural students; and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is expected to reveal a new proposal to help parents afford private school tuition for their children.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar News, financial need, college readiness, From the Top, Friday Roundup,, education news, achievement gap, SAT, Education Budget Cuts, College Board, Federal Education Budget, Betsy DeVos, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

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

Cooke Chronicle: Calculating Financial Aid and funding higher education

Posted by Kate Featherston on Apr 21, 2017 3:25:53 PM

April 21, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. New York’s new program to eliminate tuition for some students in public colleges draws both praise and criticism; 15 colleges announce a new cost calculator that estimates how much financial aid a student will get from a particular college; a new report shows that funding for higher education increased in most states in 2016; President Trump’s proposed cuts to the Education Department budget are criticized; and the Cooke Foundation announces new Undergraduate Transfer Scholars.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, funding college, financial aid, financial need, college access, education news, higher education

Cooke Foundation Awards 55 Top Community College Students Transfer Scholarships

Posted by Stacey DaBaldo on Apr 21, 2017 12:05:46 PM

This year nearly 3,000 community college students applied for the 2017 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, and after reviewing thousands of excellent applications, we are happy to award 55 scholarships to some of the nation's top performing community college students.

Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholars have strong records of achievement and success, as proven by their GPA, service to others, leadership skills, awards, and their ability to perservere in the face of adversity and financial hardship.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar News, application, Community college, college access, education news, Community College Transfer Initiative

BEAM Receives $1 Million Cooke Foundation Talent Development Award

Posted by Stacey DaBaldo on Apr 17, 2017 2:35:15 PM

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM) – a program that provides advanced math instruction to low-income students in New York City to prepare them for college and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) – is expanding to Los Angeles with a $1 million grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. 

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Topics: Media Release, college access, grants, education news, STEM

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

Jan. 8: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Jan 8, 2016 2:44:19 PM

Jan. 8, 2016—Here’s our weekly roundup of the biggest news you may have missed. Stories focused on ideas for improving K-12 and higher education, as well as uncovering the issues of admissions and diversity.

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Topics: low income, college admissions, Friday Roundup,, education news, JKCF in the News

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