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OCTOBER 06, 2009

Community Colleges to Create New System to Improve Graduation Rates - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

WASHINGTON -- While the U.S. Congress is considering an unprecedented $9 billion in new funding to community colleges in exchange for improved graduation rates, colleges and higher education advocates are already working on a new accountability system that will enable colleges to improve their programs and graduate more students on time and at a lower cost. The project is being funded with $1 million in grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Lumina Foundation for Education.

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