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Cooke Chronicle: Policy Changes in Higher Education

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 8, 2017 6:01:58 PM

September 8, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. In higher ed, major changes to federal policies and guidelines. K-12 coverage focused on issues of equity and segregation.

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Topics: Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News, higher education

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: Higher Ed "Mess" & K-12 Equity

Posted by Amber Styles on Jul 14, 2017 1:00:00 PM

July 14, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Articles examine the "mess" of higher education, as well as strategies for supporting disadvantaged students in K-12.

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Topics: Scholar News, gifted programs, Friday Roundup,, higher education

Cooke Chronicle: A refresh ahead for higher ed?

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 23, 2017 12:58:00 PM

June 23, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Advocates call for schools to better serve the needs of all gifted students and higher ed regulations might be up for a refresh.

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Topics: college cost, gifted programs, Friday Roundup,, higher education

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 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

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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