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UNC-Chapel Hill receives the $1 million Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence, recognizing success in enrolling and supporting low-income students.
State flagship universities are facing an identity crisis. Will they continue a historic dedication to economic equity, or will they become instruments of social stratification?
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.
The 80 recipients of this year's College Scholarship Program come from 28 states and the District of Columbia. Each of them have earned a Cooke Scholarship worth up to $40,000 annually for four years.
Out of 3,000 outstanding applications, this year 55 scholars have been named Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholars.
Grant will allow the New York-based organization that provides advanced math instruction to low-income students to expand to a new location in Los Angeles.
For the first time, we have compiled updates on the foundation's initiatives to educate the public, award prizes, make grants to other organizations with similar missions, and conduct high-visibility research. Click below to read our annual report.
Discover the myths behind school choice, NYC's proposed "3-K" program and how the label of "low-income" tends to follow students around.
Five universities are finalists for the $1 million Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence.
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