May 16, 2014: Education News We're Reading This Week
May 16, 2014—Check out what’s going around in education news this week.
Let’s start with The New York Times Magazine article on the challenges faced by many high-achieving, low-income students in college and what can be and is being done to overcome them.
This Forbes op-ed weighs the pros and cons of going immediately to graduate school after college.
The University of California hopes to increase their number of transfer students from community colleges, according to the L.A. Times.
The Hechinger Report examines a claim that student debt has caused younger Americans “to amass only one-seventh as much money as people with similar incomes and no student loans.”
Here’s another from The New York Times’ blog The Upshot on how student debt is crippling the economy.
Here are Amazing Kids! Magazine’s kids of the month for May 2014.
A new federal grant program is aiming to increase college affordability, according to this Ed Week blog post.
U.S. News & World Report Education has provided this resource aout how to “Turn Summer Jobs Into College Scholarship Opportunities.”
And here are a few other articles that featured the Foundation and our Scholars:
- Erin Nguyen—“Garland High Student wins $120,000 scholarship”
- Xinyu Liu—“Jack Kent Cooke Foundation honors City College student”
- Duyen Le—“South Seattle College Alum wins $90,000 Scholarship from Jack Kent Cooke Foundation”
- Christian O’Kelley—“COD Celebrates Student Academic Excellence”
- Matthew Jordan & Stephen Milburn—“College students capture rare scholarships”
- Tiffany Gragg & Trevor Creighton—“Doors opening for PRCC grads”
- Community College Transfer Initiative—U.S. News & World Report, Community College Spotlight
- Undergraduate Transfer Scholars—“Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Makes a $10 Million Investment in 71 Members”