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September 30: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 30, 2016 6:40:32 PM

September 30, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Articles examine the challenges low-income students face in K-12 and higher ed. We’re also highlighting important scholarship and financial aid opportunities available this week.

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Topics: Scholar News, financial aid, FAFSA, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

September 23: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 23, 2016 1:25:38 PM

September 23, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. School district, state, and federal leaders reaffirm their commitments to helping talented, low-income students access challenging high school courses. Media stories on higher ed focus on the need for improving graduation rates and other support for students with financial need.

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Topics: financial aid, high school, college success, Friday Roundup,

September 2: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 2, 2016 11:00:00 AM

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Topics: financial aid, low income, college access, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

July 22: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Jul 22, 2016 11:56:40 AM

July 22, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Effective directing of resources can alleviate growing income segregation in public schools. Differences among the states create varying hurdles in higher ed funding and financial aid availability.

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Topics: financial aid, low income, 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,

Harold O. Levy Merit Aid Op-Ed Published by CNN

Posted by Christine Florence on Apr 20, 2016 2:01:54 PM

In his most recent op-ed published by CNN, our executive director discussed the paradoxical relationship between colleges and universities wanting to enroll students who can pay the tuition but enticing them with financial aid. 

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Topics: financial aid, low income, financial need, JKCF in the News

Jan. 29: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Jan 29, 2016 3:34:17 PM

Jan. 29, 2016—Here’s our weekly roundup of the biggest news you may have missed. Promoting equity in education was a major topic in conversations about funding both K-12 and higher education this week.

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Topics: financial aid, gifted programs, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

The Comprehensive Guide to Crush #CollegeAppMonth

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 12, 2015 4:09:13 PM

When the President of the United States announces a National College Application Month, it's time to step up and make things happen. Whether or not you've begun your college search or thought about how to share your story with a college admissions officer, the Cooke Foundation has your back.

Here's a collection of our best tips for high school students and community college students looking to transfer. Follow us on Instagram (@thejkcf) and Twitter (@TheJKCF) too – we'll be sharing more tips throughout November!

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Topics: financial aid, college fit, Community college, high school, college cost, tip

Nara Lee's Top 3 Tips for Maximizing Your Financial Aid

Posted by Amber Styles on Oct 13, 2015 11:47:06 AM

Presenters from the NSPA panel on Broadening Scholarship Opportunities for Underrepresented Students. From left: Caroline Harper, UNCF; Yvonne Berumen, HSF; Nara Lee, JKCF; Glenn Milewski, College Board; and Cecilia Marshall, APIASF.

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Topics: tips for college application, funding college, financial aid, Tips, application, college access, college cost

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