October 12, 2010 15:00 by Nina
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on October 11th announced the Next Generation Learning Challenges, a collaborative, multi-year initiative that aims to help dramatically improve college readiness through the use of technology tools and educational technology.
Next Generation Learning Challenges released the first of a series of requests for proposals (RFPs) to solicit funding proposals for technology applications that can improve postsecondary education. This found of funding will total up to $20 million, including grants that range from $250,000-$750,000. The initiatives will fund RFPs approximately every six to 12 months.
A postsecondary degree is crucial for both a strong economy and the financial security of American families. Careers requiring postsecondary education or training will make up 63% of all job openings by 2018.
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