November 17, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Articles discuss how schools and policymakers can better meet the needs of their students and ensure more equitable opportunity for success.
August 18, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Obstacles to college access are explored in new education research. K-12 coverage focuses on resources for educators.
LANSDOWNE, Va. – State funding cuts have prompted many public flagship universities to admit growing numbers of out-of-state students – sometimes outnumbering in-state students – so the schools can collect higher tuition, a new Jack Kent Cooke Foundation study finds. This prevents some qualified students, including those with moderate- and low-incomes, from gaining admission to the most prestigious flagships in their home states.
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.
LANSDOWNE, Va. – America's top colleges and universities should institute an admissions preference for low-income students because such students – even when they are high-achievers academically – now face unjustified barriers and make up a mere 3 percent of enrollment at the elite schools, according to a landmark report issued today by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
As students make their decisions about which colleges to attend and contemplate their eventual majors and careers, it may come as a surprise that their decisions are fundamental to our national security.