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Cooke Chronicle: Enrolling and Supporting Underrepresented Students

Posted by Amber Styles on Oct 27, 2017 4:40:01 PM

October 27, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. High-achieving students with financial need are being “pushed” out of elite colleges and universities. In K-12 news, ideas and programs promote equity in gifted education and STEM. 

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Topics: low income, college access, gifted programs, STEM

Cooke Chronicle: Success & College Access for Underrepresented Students

Posted by Amber Styles on Oct 6, 2017 4:57:58 PM

October 6, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. K-12 leaders examine strategies to help diverse groups of learners succeed. In higher ed coverage, identifying and assisting students from low-income backgrounds is discussed.

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Topics: Young Scholars, tips for college application, financial aid, low income, Friday Roundup,

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 Foundation Awards $855,000 in Grants to Benefit Low-Income Rural Students

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 12, 2017 1:00:00 PM

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has awarded $855,000 to academic enrichment programs serving low-income rural students in elementary and secondary schools in North Carolina, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Mississippi and Virginia.

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Topics: low income, Media Release, grants, gifted programs, STEM, achievement gap, SAT, Advanced Placement, rural education, Appalachia, ACT

Cooke Chronicle: Economic Segregation In Schools

Posted by Kate Featherston on Jun 2, 2017 2:50:42 PM

June 2, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. A report finds that 4 in 10 public-school districts are intensely economically segregated; Princeton University acts to admit more low-income students; 2017 Cooke College Scholars are announced; and Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold Levy co-authors an op-ed about a program for outstanding low-income math students that is funded by the foundation.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar News, low income, financial need, Friday Roundup,, education news, achievement gap, Education Budget Cuts, Federal Education Budget, student loans

Cooke Chronicle: Education Budget Incites Controversy

Posted by Kate Featherston on May 25, 2017 3:33:40 PM

May 25, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. President Trump’s proposed education budget draws criticism, a report shows that women hold two-thirds of student debt, and one community college produces three Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholars. 

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar News, low income, financial need, Friday Roundup,, education news, achievement gap, Education Budget Cuts, Federal Education Budget, student loans

Cooke Chronicle: The End of the Traditional High School Transcript?

Posted by Kate Featherston on May 12, 2017 11:51:58 AM

May 12, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. The College Board says that access to SAT coaching leads to higher scores; a study shows most Americans are dissatisfied with how higher education treats students; and an expert describes myths about Pell Grants. 

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Topics: low income, Transfer students, college access, Achievement Trap, grants, college admissions, Friday Roundup,, SAT

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

Reinvesting in Others: Cooke Scholar Neveen Mahmoud

Posted by Marc Linmore on Apr 6, 2017 3:45:40 PM

Neveen Mahmoud, a member of one of the first cohorts of Cooke Scholars, has always been looking for ways to reinvest her education in others.  

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Young Scholars, Scholar News, College Scholarship, low income, Video, college access, College Scholar, excellence gap, College Scholars

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