Sloan Foundation Clicks 'End Program' for Its Online-Education Grants

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is closing its online-education grant program, a foundation official has told The Chronicle. Some college officials are concerned that the decision will leave a fast-growing sector of American higher education without a major source of support.

The New York City-based foundation has funneled roughly $80-million into online-education ventures around the country since the early 1990s. The philanthropy's impending withdrawal has aroused anxiety about what