Gates Foundation targets college graduation


The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a new initiative to double the number of college graduates who come from low-income families, citing education as the only reliable path out of poverty.


Officials unveiled the plan--which, if successful, would see 250,000 more college graduates per year--at the foundation's Nov. 11 Forum on Education in Seattle. They hope to ensure that students receive their postsecondary degree or credential by the time

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