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Cooke Chronicle: Educational Inequities

Posted by Amber Styles on Jan 12, 2018 4:31:06 PM

January 12, 2018 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Public school segregation and funding issues made headlines this week. In higher ed, campus hunger and speculation about the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program were discussed.

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Topics: Scholar News, Friday Roundup,

Cooke Chronicle: STEM Students & Selective Colleges

Posted by Amber Styles on Oct 20, 2017 5:23:03 PM

October 20, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Several articles this week discuss admissions at selective colleges and universities, and K-12 coverage concerns science engagement and the school-to-prison pipeline.

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Topics: Scholar News, Transfer students, college admissions, Friday Roundup,, College Scholars

Cooke Chronicle: Access to AP, Pell Grants, and Social Mobility

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 15, 2017 2:57:48 PM

September 15, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Advocates discuss access to AP courses and Pell Grant funding. The interactions between higher education and social mobility receive sizable media coverage.

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Topics: Scholar News, college access, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

StreetCred Co-Founder Lucy Marcil Awarded $10,000 Quinn Prize

Posted by Kate Featherston on Aug 15, 2017 1:24:51 PM

Each year at our Scholars Weekend banquet, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces the recipients of the Matthew J. Quinn Prize and the Matthew J. Quinn Youth Leadership Award. Both awards honor the foundation’s first executive director, Dr. Matthew J. Quinn, who served from 2000 to 2010. 

This blog post is the second in a three-part series to profile our 2017 recipients (read the first part here). The Quinn Prize, a $10,000 award, is given annually to Cooke Scholars or alumni in recognition of their outstanding achievement in community service. The Quinn Youth Leadership Award, a $5,000 award, is given annually to one or more current Cooke Young Scholars. 

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Topics: Scholar News, Scholars Weekend, Video, Quinn Prize, Graduate Scholar

Emily Hedin is Awarded the $10,000 Matthew J. Quinn Prize

Posted by Kate Featherston on Aug 11, 2017 2:12:10 PM

Each year at our Scholars Weekend banquet, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces the recipients of the Matthew J. Quinn Prize and the Matthew J. Quinn Youth Leadership Award. Both awards honor the foundation’s first executive director, Dr. Matthew J. Quinn, who served from 2000 to 2010. This blog post is the first in a three-part series to profile our 2017 recipients. The Quinn Prize, a $10,000 award, is given annually to Cooke Scholars or alumni in recognition of their outstanding achievement in community service. The Quinn Youth Leadership Award, a $5,000 award, is given annually to one or more current Cooke Young Scholars.
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Topics: Scholar News, Scholars Weekend, Video, Quinn Prize, Graduate Scholar

Cooke Chronicle: Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunities

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 4, 2017 1:00:00 PM

August 4, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Debates over affirmative action dominate higher ed headlines. Both homelessness and equity need addressing in K-12, say advocates.

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Topics: Scholar News, college admissions, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News, True Merit

Cooke Chronicle: Low-income, first-gen, and non-traditional students

Posted by Amber Styles on Jul 21, 2017 2:10:44 PM

July 21, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. The digital divide and identifying gifted students present problems in K-12. In higher ed, articles discuss the unique challenges of today's college students.

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Topics: Scholar News, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News, First Generation

Cooke Chronicle: Higher Ed "Mess" & K-12 Equity

Posted by Amber Styles on Jul 14, 2017 1:00:00 PM

July 14, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Articles examine the "mess" of higher education, as well as strategies for supporting disadvantaged students in K-12.

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Topics: Scholar News, gifted programs, Friday Roundup,, higher education

Cooke Chronicle: Understanding Equity & Obstacles for Students

Posted by Amber Styles on Jul 7, 2017 3:15:06 PM

July 7, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Articles cover how K-12 leaders plan to close the Excellence Gap and spotlight affordability, food insecurity, and other challenges for college students with financial need.

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Topics: Scholar News, college cost, excellence gap, gifted programs, JKCF in the News, First Generation

The Business of Doing Good: Cooke Scholar's Inspiring Graduation Speech

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 28, 2017 1:15:41 PM

Angad Singh Padda received the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship in 2015, allowing him to go from Diablo Valley College to graduating summa cum laude at the University of California, Berkeley.

Angad was chosen from among 30 other students to represent his class at the Haas School of Business graduation ceremony. Since then, his speech has received over 237,000 views on YouTube and been shared thousands of times across social media, including a tweet from Robert Reich declaring it a "graduation speech that should be heard widely and taken to heart."

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar News, Video

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