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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

Hoping to score a scholarship? Here's how to spend your summer!

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 10, 2016 5:05:02 PM

Relax, recharge and have some fun, but be sure to squeeze in these four tasks before summer ends! You'll have less stress when you're balancing homework, applying to college, and searching for scholarships this fall.

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Topics: College Scholarship, high school seniors, high school, college access, high school juniors

New York Daily News Publishes Ideas for Strengthening College Pathway

Posted by Amber Styles on Apr 28, 2016 4:52:48 PM

Crystal Bonds, Harold O. Levy, and Secretary of Education John King at a 2015 Cooke Foundation event.

In an op-ed for the New York Daily News, Crystal Bonds and Harold O. Levy celebrate the encouraging spirit of College Signing Day while noting some of the factors that discourage many talented low-income students from ever sharing their college acceptance letters.

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Topics: low income, high school, college access, JKCF in the News

Executive Director Harold O. Levy Encourages Access to Effective EdTech

Posted by Amber Styles on Apr 13, 2016 1:13:22 PM

In his latest op-ed published by Education Week, our executive director outlines the importance of transparency in the pricing of educational technology (commonly shortened to "edtech").  Through the Technology for Education Consortium (TEC), a new nonprofit startup, school districts can collaborate to determine which edtech products are the best fit for their goals and budgets.

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Topics: high school, JKCF in the News, edtech

April 8: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Apr 8, 2016 5:03:05 PM

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Topics: low income, high school, college admissions, gifted programs, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

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