Education A State Capitals Roundup

N.C. Gets Gates Grant

By Kathleen Kennedy Manzo — June 06, 2006 1 min read

North Carolina will open more small high schools, this time focused around an economic-development curriculum, with a new $10 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The state will also expand its early-college high schools, which are located on college campuses. The Seattle-based foundation awarded the state $11 million in 2003, which it used to start high schools that emphasize international studies.

A version of this article appeared in the June 07, 2006 edition of Education Week