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The money will be used to align academic standards between high school and college, strengthen data systems, implement early assessment and college prep strategies, and create support systems to boost college completion rates. The grants emphasize partnerships among cities, colleges, and public school systems to help students be successful in postsecondary education.
New York City; San Francisco; Mesa, Ariz.; and Riverside, Calif., will receive the funds as part of the Communities Learning in Partnership Initiative, led by the National League of Cities’ Institute for Youth, Education, and Families.
A version of this article appeared in the October 06, 2010 edition of Education Week as Gates Gives Cities $12 Million to Boost College Completion