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Cooke Chronicle: New federal regulations & challenges for students

Posted by Amber Styles on Feb 24, 2017 11:01:58 AM

Feb. 24, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Coverage focused on new federal regulations affecting DACA and transgender students. Two new reports highlight financial challenges for low-income college students.

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Topics: low income, excellence gap, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

Cooke Foundation Awards $350,000 in Academic Grants

Posted by Amber Styles on Feb 16, 2017 12:28:06 PM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced $350,000 in grants to three programs in North Carolina, New York and Washington, D.C., to provide academic enrichment opportunities for outstanding low-income students.

“Too often, low-income parents can’t afford to send their high-achieving children to rigorous academic programs outside of school,” said Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold O. Levy. “These grants will make it possible for many extraordinary students to participate in such programs, furthering their education and better preparing them for college.”

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Topics: low income, Media Release, grants, STEM

High Expectations: How LINK Unlimited Supports Chicago Students

Posted by Amber Styles on Feb 13, 2017 11:55:37 AM

Together with the National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA), the Cooke Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the 2017 NPEA/Cooke Foundation Award for Excellence in Educational Access. For the second year, we are sponsoring this award to recognize an NPEA member organization, program, or school with a $5,000 monetary award for excellence in supporting underrepresented students on the path to and through college.

Below, we speak with last year's recipient of the award, LINK Unlimited Scholars, to learn about their comprehensive programs for supporting economically disadvantaged African American students in Chicago. After 50 years of service, LINK has thoughtful insights to share with other mentorship and scholarship programs.

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Topics: low income, college access, Grantee Spotlight

Cooke Chronicle: Feb. 10, 2017

Posted by Amber Styles on Feb 10, 2017 4:53:02 PM

Feb. 10, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Higher ed advocates explain why tuition-free programs don’t solve all college access issues. New and anticipated changes to K-12 priorities are also discussed.

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

Nominate an Organization: Award for Excellence in Educational Access

Posted by Amber Styles on Jan 31, 2017 3:42:12 PM

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Topics: low income, Media Release, college success

Cooke Chronicle: Dec. 23, 2016

Posted by Amber Styles on Dec 23, 2016 11:27:36 AM

Dec. 23, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Education research provides strategies for socioeconomic equity in the K-12 years, and higher ed experts call for continued improvements to admissions and financial aid.

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Topics: Scholar News, low income, research, college admissions, JKCF in the News

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

September 9: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 9, 2016 3:41:34 PM

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

September 2: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 2, 2016 11:00:00 AM

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

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