[caption id="attachment_50322" align="alignleft" width="150"] More than half of community college students require a remedial class.[/caption]

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is awarding upwards of $100,000 to developers who propose apps and online tools that help high school students prepare for college, fund their schooling, and complete the sometimes circuitous application process.

The College Knowledge Challenge started Sept. 27 at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., where 100 developers gathered for a “hack-a-thon”--an effort to create useful technologies aimed at better preparing incoming college students as the need for remedial classes...

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