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Report Finds Flagship Universities Becoming Instruments of Social Stratification

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 13, 2017 10:17:42 AM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – State funding cuts have prompted many public flagship universities to admit growing numbers of out-of-state students – sometimes outnumbering in-state students – so the schools can collect higher tuition, a new Jack Kent Cooke Foundation study finds. This prevents some qualified students, including those with moderate- and low-incomes, from gaining admission to the most prestigious flagships in their home states.

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Topics: funding college, Media Release, college access, research

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 Foundation Announces Five Finalists for $1 Million Prize

Posted by Stacey DaBaldo on Apr 25, 2017 11:22:05 AM

Five universities – Brown University; Rice University; Stanford University; the University of California, Berkeley; and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – are finalists for the $1 million Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence.

The prize is the largest award in the nation recognizing a college making strides in enrolling low-income students and supporting them to successful graduation. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation will select one of the universities to receive the prize in May, Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold O. Levy said in announcing the finalists.

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Topics: funding college, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, college access, excellence gap, JKCF in the News, Cooke Prize, achievement gap

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 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

September 16: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 16, 2016 3:39:37 PM

September 16, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Popular articles criticize school funding formulas and the lack of state support for higher education.

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Topics: funding college, low income, high school, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

Getting Smart Features Nara Lee's Scholarship and College Pathway Tips

Posted by Amber Styles on May 9, 2016 1:02:11 PM

In a new blog for Getting Smart's GenDIY series (short for Generation Do-It-Yourself), the Cooke Foundation's manager of outreach Nara Lee shares detailed advice for college-bound students. Lee's experience as an educational adviser, application reviewer, and scholarship recruiter contribute to her insider's perspective on applying for scholarships, avoiding scams, and producing strong essays.

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Topics: tips for college application, funding college, college search resources, Scholars, college success, JKCF in the News

May 6: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on May 6, 2016 4:14:10 PM

May 6, 2016Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Funding issues and inequalities from kindergarten through college were the major focuses of conversations this week.

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

November 6: Education News We're Reading this Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 6, 2015 4:42:15 PM

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

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