News in Brief
Colleges, Groups Win Grants to Boost College Outcomes
As part of its push to get more students into and through college, the Obama administration last week awarded $60 million to colleges, universities, and community groups to work on projects to boost college completion.
The winners, culled from among 300 applications, include "development" grants to help newer ideas grow and be evaluated, and "validation" grants meant to test more established ideas on a bigger scale. The administration sought out applications in such areas as improving student-support services, improving teaching and learning, and getting stronger outcomes in developmental education. Nine of the 17 grants were given to minority-serving institutions.
The grants were the second round awarded under the administration's First in the World program.
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