US Dept. of Ed Awards $60M to Improve Higher-Ed Student Outcomes

FIRST IN FUNDING: The Department of Education (DoE) has awarded its second annual round of First in the World grants, doling out a total of $60 million to 10 four-year universities, five two-year colleges, and two education organizations tackling widespread challenges in higher education, including high dropout rates among first-generation students. Some of the projects promise to deliver on familiar catchphrases: “metacognitive learning,” “growth mindset” and predictive analytics. Of the 17 grantees, nine were “minority-serving institutions” as designated by the DoE. See the full list of grantees in the DoE’s press release.

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