by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
“We have to challenge ourselves to rethink our longstanding assumptions about postsecondary education in the United States,” said Josh Jarrett, deputy director of Postsecondary Success, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “Postsecondary education faces very real challenges in helping more students, particularly low-income students and students of color. Seat capacity is tight, tuition is skyrocketing, completion rates are low, and millions are unqualified for highly skilled jobs. We have to do something differently, and that’s what these investments in breakthrough learning models are about.” The Gates Foundation is announcing grants to several postsecondary initiatives that are fundamentally redesigning how students learn, how they are supported in that process, and how the postsecondary business model works to support affordable student success.
(ed note: the University of Illinois Springfield is contributing to one of the grant initiatives: http://www.league.org/blog/post.cfm/league-for-innovation-in-the-community-college-announces-new-learning-first-project)Share on Facebook