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Gates Foundation Gives $5.4-Million for College Readiness and Completion

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Wednesday announced that it had awarded $5.4-million in new grants to support 13 models of personalized technologies for improving college readiness and completion. Six grants will support postsecondary-degree programs. The winners include the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents, the start-up company Altius Education, and the University of Washington. Washington will work with Coursera, a high-profile provider of online courses known as MOOC’s, to build a program for students who have earned some college credits but need to complete their degrees online, according to a news release.

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