Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

What's the Average Debt for a College Graduate? The Answer May Surprise You

In an era of rapidly rising college tuition and low college completion rates, better information for students about their financial aid options and the impact of their decisions is an important first step.

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#HackCollege 2.0: Three New Facebook Apps to Help Students Get Into College

Yesterday, the Gates Foundation, Facebook and College Summit co-hosted the second annual education-focused hackathon at Facebook’s Menlo Park campus. The event brought together education experts and some of the world’s best developers. Twenty-four teams spent the day brainstorming and building apps that will help make the college-going process easier to understand and navigate, especially for low-income students.

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Can Facebook Apps Help More Students Get Into College?

Today, the Gates Foundation and Facebook teamed up once again to host HackEd 2.0. This education-centered hackathon brought together talented developers to create unique college-going apps for low-income and first generation students. I was thrilled to serve as a judge at the event.

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College Completion: What If the Focus Was On the Student?

One of the most important social, economic and political questions facing America today is how to increase the number of students obtaining college degrees.

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Stop Polarising the MOOCs Debate

Whatever else one may think about MOOCS, their vast popularity proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that very many people want – really, really want – more not less higher learning.

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