Funding possibilities for K-12 schools and HBCUs
March 3, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Funding possibilities for K-12 schools and HBCUs made headlines in the education community this week. Subscribe here to receive the Cooke Chronicle each week in your inbox.
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Elementary & Secondary Education:
- Two articles from Education Week outline budget possibilities for the Trump administration’s education priorities. The first examines program cuts that may be made in order to increase defense spending, and the second explains how a school choice plan using tax-credit scholarships might be funded.
- The Brookings Institution looks at recent research to determine best practices for education spending that improves outcomes and closes achievement gaps.
- A new dashboard from the College Board could help give context to admissions decisions. Inside Higher Ed describes how the system attempts to measure factors of adversity, such as socioeconomic status and the environment in the student’s high school, neighborhood and family.
- President Trump met with leaders of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) this week and signed an executive order that The Chronicle of Higher Education called “mostly symbolic.” HBCU leaders and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) had sought full funding for Title III programs and additional Pell Grant supports for low-income students.
- “Immigration lawyers and advocacy groups are advising undocumented immigrants not to enroll in a federal deferred-action program created by President Barack Obama over fears that the Trump administration will use their personal information to detain and deport them,” reports The Washington Post.
Cooke Foundation Highlights:
- Cooke Young Scholar and high school senior Mindy Holthe speaks to Missouri’s The Examiner about finding her college fit. She said her scholarship “has helped me visit some of the best schools in the country, allowing me the opportunity to select the right school, the right professor, the right place for me, for what I want to accomplish.”
- Two student newspapers, Georgetown University’s The Hoya and Palo Alto High School’s The Campanile, cite findings from our “True Merit” report to highlight issues of social mobility and diversity in higher education.
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