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MENLO PARK, Calif. -- The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has authorized $72,245,003 in new grants to a total of 198 organizations. Some highlighted new grants awarded include:
EDUCATION - SUPPORTING CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES
The Foundation announced a total of $14,834,000 in grants from its Education Program, including support for several projects to address the needs of the California Community College system. A $1,300,000 grant to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching will support a program to strengthen pre-collegiate, or remedial, education in community colleges. The program operates at eleven colleges in the state and aims to improve academic outcomes for students enrolled in remedial classes. The Hewlett Foundation also made a $275,000 grant to the Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Policy at California State University, Sacramento to conduct research on the current community college financing system and communicate the problems and potential solutions to policymakers. Finally, the Foundation is supporting the Community …