Education Dept. Awards Second Round of Upward Bound Grants

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded another round of Upward Bound grants, giving funds to colleges and other organizations for college-prep programs designed for low-income students, the Associated Press reports.

Dozens of grant applications were initially rejected because of minor errors in formatting, like using incorrect fonts or being single spaced. In May, Betsy DeVos, secretary of education, said the department would reconsider 77 of those rejected applications.

Members of Congress from states where the grants were rejected let universities know that they had received the five-year grants.

After being pressured by Congress over the rejected applications, Ms. DeVos issued a memo forbidding mandatory formatting rules for future grant applications.

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