Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Gates grants for 'Breakthrough Learning Models'

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Tuesday announced $9 million in grants for "breakthrough learning models" in higher education:

The awards include: $450,000 to the League for Innovation in the Community College to develop and pilot a national consortium of leading online two- and four-year colleges that will help increase seat capacity in the community college system and support more low-income young adults in attaining a postsecondary credential. The consortium will initially include Coastline Community College (CA), the University of Massachusetts Online, Pennsylvania State World Campus and the University of Illinois Springfield.

The grant was featured in a June 20, 2012, Inside Higher Ed article.

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