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Maui Awarded Learning Challenges Grant

Posted on | May 27, 2011 | Comments Off on Maui Awarded Learning Challenges Grant

Maui College has been awarded a major grant from Next Generation Learning Challenges, a new initiative focused on identifying and scaling technology-enabled approaches to dramatically improve college readiness and completion, especially for low-income young adults, in the United States. Maui was selected from a field of more than 600 pre-proposals and 50 finalists. The award will help fund the developmental math program at the college.

“Through this first wave of grantees, we have identified a set of extremely promising technology-enabled solutions that I hope will help lead to improved education outcomes for all students,” says Ira Fuchs, Next Generation Learning Challenges executive director. “These programs represent a diverse range of approaches and show how the postsecondary system is adapting to give students the tools they need to achieve educational success.”

Next Generation Learning Challenges is a multi-year, collaborative initiative, focused on early stage innovations. Addressing a continuum of interrelated issues spanning secondary and post-secondary education, from grades 6 through college, the NGLC invests in technology applications with emerging results that look promising but need more support to reach more students.

Read the news release.