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Gates Foundation commits $12.9M to community college technology

December 6, 2009

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced $12.9 million in grants on Dec. 3, to help community colleges use technology to improve and go beyond basic online classes.

The grants will support a variety of programs - from supporting teachers to using social media and creating virtually learning labs.

The foundation has indicated they are targeting the best new ideas for improving learning opportunities for low-income young adults. The grants will focus on science and math and impact colleges across the nation.

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