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Cooke Chronicle: Predictive Data Helps Students Succeed

Posted by Kate Featherston on Jun 9, 2017 11:44:06 AM

June 9, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos testifies before a Senate committee concerning the proposed Education Department budget; 54 percent of the graduating class of 2017 at the University of California at Irvine are first-generation college students; a study finds that even in the state with the lowest public higher education cost, a family would need to earn almost three times the federal poverty level to comfortably afford in-state tuition. 

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Topics: college cost, Friday Roundup,, race, Federal Education Budget, Betsy DeVos, School Choice, Pre-K Education, At-risk Students, First Generation

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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