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State Report Card Shows Most States Struggle to Support High-Achieving Students with Financial Need

Posted by Amber Styles on Mar 20, 2018 9:35:02 AM

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation analysis compares state support for academically talented students from low- and moderate-income families

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Cooke Chronicle: Community Schools and College Equity

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 17, 2017 2:34:21 PM

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.

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Topics: research, gifted programs, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

Cooke Chronicle: Selectivity versus Equity?

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 10, 2017 2:41:53 PM

 

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Topics: college access, research, college admissions, JKCF in the News

Making College Affordable: New Report Calls For Greater Transparency In Financial Aid Practices

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 9, 2017 8:36:53 AM

Low-income students are eight times less likely to earn a college degree than their higher-income peers

 
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Topics: Media Release, Video, research, college success

Cooke Chronicle: Opening Doors & Educator Resources

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 18, 2017 2:30:00 PM

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.

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Topics: research, college admissions, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News, College Scholars

Report Documents Troubling Statistics for Low-Income Students Applying to Nation’s Top Colleges

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 17, 2017 10:57:03 AM

Unlike their more affluent peers, nearly one-in-four low-income students apply to college without the support of a parent or counselor; nearly half never visited their top choice school  

 

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Topics: Media Release, Video, research, college admissions

Report Finds Flagship Universities Becoming Instruments of Social Stratification

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 13, 2017 10:17:42 AM

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.

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Topics: funding college, Media Release, college access, research

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

New Report Calls for An Admissions Preference for Low-Income Students

Posted by Amber Styles on Jan 11, 2016 9:39:28 AM

Cooke Foundation Report: Top Colleges Should Create Admissions Preference to Help Low-Income Students Overcome Barriers

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.

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Topics: low income, research, college admissions, True Merit

U.S. News and World Report: Excellence Gap Hurts National Security

Posted by Christine Florence on Jun 5, 2015 2:49:00 PM

Lack of STEM Students Is Bad for National Security

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.

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Topics: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, research, STEM, JKCF in the News

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