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Cooke Chronicle: Counseling to College & Measuring Success

Posted by Amber Styles on Oct 13, 2017 5:32:19 PM

October 13, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Stories cover how school counselors and advisers work to prepare students for college. Higher ed coverage looks at measuring success for talented students with financial need.

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Topics: high school, gifted programs, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

Nation’s Largest College Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 14, 2017 12:14:55 PM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced that it is accepting applications for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the nation, through November 14. Students selected as Cooke Scholars receive up to $40,000 per year for four years of study, as well as opportunities for internships, study abroad, and graduate school funding.

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Topics: College Scholarship, Scholarship, students, application, Media Release, Video, high school

Widening the Science Talent Pipeline for Underserved Students

Posted by Stacey DaBaldo on Aug 30, 2017 1:50:02 PM

Projections show that STEM careers will grow to over 9 million by 2022, and it’s about time that students from low-income backgrounds become part of the equation. 

For over 75 years, the Society for Science & the Public has sought to spark a passion for science, scientific research, and STEM education in the minds of young people around the world. In recent years, the Society has increased its focus on diversifying the STEM pipeline by launching a program to engage underrepresented students in science research and advanced science competitions.

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Topics: high achieving, high school, grants, Grantee Spotlight, excellence gap, STEM

Cooke Chronicle: Summer Reading & Despedidas

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 30, 2017 1:00:00 PM

June 30, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Summer reading programs and improving admissions at selective high schools are discussed in the K-12 community. Institutions and advocates look at new ideas for supporting low-income college students.

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Topics: College Tour, high school, college access, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

Cooke Chronicle: Nov. 4, 2016

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 4, 2016 4:04:40 PM

Nov. 4, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Articles highlight the need to improve financial support for low-income students in higher ed, and K-12 advocates propose new policies to improve educational access.

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Topics: high school, college access, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

Oct. 28, 2016: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Oct 28, 2016 5:02:42 PM

October 28, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Where a student attends high school affects graduation rates and college attendance, but should universities rely on such predictors? Articles this week examine new findings.

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Topics: Young Scholars, high school, Transfer students, 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,

New School District and State Commitments Could Change Narrative for Underserved Students

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 21, 2016 2:22:30 PM

  

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 -- Today, 75 school district, state, and federal officials convened to announce new partnerships and commitments, and to discuss and celebrate ground-breaking results. Local and state superintendents were recognized by White House Cabinet Secretary and My Brother's Keeper Taskforce Chair Broderick Johnson at the dinner celebration, hosted by Equal Opportunity Schools and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

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Topics: Media Release, high school, grants

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

One Selective High School LIFTs Students Up with Enrichment Program

Posted by Astrik Tenney on Sep 12, 2016 3:43:50 PM

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) is one of six inaugural recipients of the foundation’s Selective Public High School grant program. The foundation’s grant of $99,744 is supporting a program titled Learning through Inquiry, Fellowship, and Tutoring (LIFT) over the period of two years beginning in June 2015.

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Topics: low income, high school, Grantee Spotlight, STEM

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