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Gates Foundation chooses colleges for new program improving remedial education

Source: seattletimes.nw Posted By: Melody D...4591 days ago

Fifteen community colleges and five states have been chosen for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's new program aimed at improving remedial education at the college level and raising graduation rates of low-income and minority students.

The Seattle-based foundation announced nearly $16.5 million in grants Monday for the developmental education initiative. The foundation is working with MDC Inc., a Chapel Hill, N.C., nonprofit, and Lumina Foundation for Education of Indianapolis, Ind., which....

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