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Federal grants are preparing a more diverse student body in Oklahoma

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Leslie Williams, director of the K20 Center for Educational and Community Renewal, and Gregg Garn, dean of the College of Education, pose for a photo at the University of Oklahoma's K20 Center. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]
Leslie Williams, director of the K20 Center for Educational and Community Renewal, and Gregg Garn, dean of the College of Education, pose for a photo at the University of Oklahoma's K20 Center. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]
NORMAN — The freshmen who enter Oklahoma colleges in 2025 are likely to be more racially diverse than today’s student body, thanks to three federal grants targeting 12,000 pupils in 48 schools across the state. Last fall, the University of Oklahoma K20 Center was awarded GEAR UP grants totaling $68 million to work with three cohorts of...
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