GE Foundation Gives Grant For Common-Core Work
The GE Foundation has awarded an $18 million grant to a nonprofit that helped shape the Common Core State Standards, to work with teachers and build a storehouse of instructional resources in support of the new learning goals.
The grant is one of the biggest that the Fairfield, Conn.-based foundation has made in education in five decades, its president and chairman, Robert L. Corcoran, said during a conference call to announce the grant last week. It has been working closely with seven school districts to improve mathematics and science instruction in recent years, and has made five-year grants of between $20 million and $25 million to some of them on...
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