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Cooke Chronicle: Inequality from age three to college degree

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 29, 2017 4:38:01 PM

September 29, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Articles cover education inequity from age three to college degree.

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Topics: Young Scholars, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News, Harold Levy, First Generation

Cooke Chronicle: Strong School Communities

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 31, 2017 4:47:59 PM

August 31, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Strong community partnerships and school services were discussed, with a focus on Houston students.

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Topics: students, college choice, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News, Harold Levy

Harold Levy in NY Daily News: Higher Ed Must Focus on Social Mobility

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 30, 2017 4:34:33 PM

"Public universities were designed to help students from the bottom of the economic ladder climb to the top by providing equal educational opportunity," writes Executive Director Harold O. Levy in an opinion piece for the New York Daily News. "And yet growing economic inequality, in part, reflects the fact that the educational attainment for many young people is still determined by their parents' wealth."

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Topics: low income, JKCF in the News, higher education, Harold Levy, State Flagships

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: Race, Gifted Testing, and Preferential Treatment

Posted by Kate Featherston on Apr 7, 2017 12:54:09 PM

April 7, 2017 - Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Preferential college admissions for the children of major donors is examined and criticized, research shows black students benefit by having black teachers, and Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold Levy calls for early testing of all children to identify more low-income students who would benefit from gifted education programs.

Thank you to all who applied for the 2017 Cooke Young Scholars Program! The application is now closed.

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Topics: application, college access, college admissions, gifted programs, Friday Roundup,, higher education, Harold Levy, achievement gap, race

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