May 9, 2014: Education News We're Reading This Week
Gallup poll shows that graduates of prestigious colleges and universities fared no better than grads from other schools when it came to work engagement, sense of purpose, financial security, and more.A new
Some bad news here that the “national report card” for high school seniors didn’t yield great results.
This graph maps college majors from 1970-2011.
And this map shows “Where the average student loan burden is largest.”
Another on student loans, and how prices will rise next year.
Charles Blow, New York Times, and his take on why nurturing matters in a college setting.
One 16-year-old has earned herself a double-graduation party. See why via Huffington Post.
Here are this week’s articles about our new Undergraduate Transfer Scholars:
- 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”
- Nada Omer—“Moraine Valley student wins prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship”
- Karen Burgos, Norka Lecca & Jesus Bohorquez—“Three Miami Dade College Students Win National Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarships”
- Steve Seichepine—“Delaware Tech student named recipient of prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship”
Finally, here’s some press we’ve received covering our Community College Transfer Initiative (CCTI):
- Inside Higher Ed, “Helping Transfer Students Succeed“
- University Business, “CC students succeed on four-year campuses when provided resources“
- Philanthropy News Digest, “With Support, Community College Transfers Thrive at Four-Year Schools“