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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Following the money
September 12, 2018
Looking to curb absenteeism, other chronic problems, Memphis invests in data specialists with Gates money
Solving problems like chronic absenteeism is the goal of the nearly $1 million philanthropic dollars earmarked for 15 Shelby County schools.
August 28, 2018
Gates Foundation gives $92 million to networks of schools in latest reform effort
Most of the 19 new grants are going to nonprofit organizations, including a group of urban California districts and New Visions, a New York City-based network.
a high-stakes evaluation
June 21, 2018
The Gates Foundation bet big on teacher evaluation. The report it commissioned explains how those efforts fell short.
New research commissioned by Gates finds scant evidence that evaluation changes accomplished what they were meant to: improve teacher quality or boost student learning.
April 13, 2018
Don’t just talk about tech: How ‘personalized learning’ advocates are honing their messaging
Don’t call schools outdated and don’t focus on technology. That’s some of the advice advocates of “personalized learning” offer in a recent messaging document .
March 19, 2018
Detroit school chief wants to eliminate small high schools at Cody, Carson, and Mumford
Vitti says consolidating the schools would save the district almost $2 million.
February 13, 2018
To fight poverty in U.S., Bill and Melinda Gates say they may move beyond education
The couple’s philanthropy has had an outsized influence on U.S. schools over the last two decades.
money for reform
November 13, 2017
Where do the nation’s big charter boosters send their cash? More and more to charter networks
Wealthy charter school backers have directed most of their money to a select number of states, particularly ones where charter schools are better at raising test scores.
October 23, 2017
Gates Foundation: Before we spend $1 billion on school ‘networks,’ tell us how they should work
The foundation wants existing “networks” to explain how they spend their money, and what's already worked for them.
October 17, 2017
Independent charter schools look to raise their profile, apart from networks and Betsy DeVos
At a symposium last week number of independent charter school leaders agreed to launch a new national organization.
January 28, 2016
With a $100,000 Gates grant, IPS moves to strengthen district, charter school collaboration
Five years after taking a pass, IPS will use the money to pay for an "innovation manager."
September 8, 2014
Gates Foundation has donated more than $10 million to Colo. ed groups to support Common Core
No organization has given more money to support the roll out of the Common Core State Standards than the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In the last…
June 11, 2014
Gates Foundation exec: Give students, teachers time on tests
Indiana state Superintendent Glenda Ritz’s argument that it is unfair to connect teacher evaluation to student test results during a transition to new state standards…
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