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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: Multimillion-dollar Partnership Will Expand Educational Access

Posted by Kate Featherston on May 19, 2017 12:06:22 PM

May 19, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Proposed Trump administration budget cuts to the Education Department are revealed in greater detail; the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the College Board announce a multimillion-dollar partnership to make college more accessible for low-income and rural students; and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is expected to reveal a new proposal to help parents afford private school tuition for their children.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar News, financial need, college readiness, From the Top, Friday Roundup,, education news, achievement gap, SAT, Education Budget Cuts, College Board, Federal Education Budget, Betsy DeVos, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

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

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