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Mathematics Gates Foundation Targets Culturally Responsive Math Teaching With New Grants
The goal is to improve algebra outcomes for Black and Latino students, English-language learners, and students experiencing poverty.
Sarah Schwartz, August 11, 2021
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Federal New Biden Education Staffers Arrive Via Gates Foundation, K-12 Reform Group, Sen. Sanders
The latest round of appointees to the Education Department includes some policy insiders, but there's no single trend or direction so far.
Andrew Ujifusa, February 5, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Gates Foundation Unveils Grants to Make Algebra More Culturally Relevant
The foundation wants to fund projects that reflect students' lived experiences, strengthen their math identities, and explore issues of social justice.
Sarah Schwartz, October 7, 2020
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Education New York State Teams With Gates Foundation to 'Reimagine Education' Amid Pandemic
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York will work with the philanthropy on developing new online learning strategies as it continues to grapple with the crisis caused by the coronavirus.
Evie Blad, May 5, 2020
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Education Funding Gates Foundation, Chan Zuckerberg Asked for Big New Education Ideas. Here's What They Got
As the first step in a new R&D initiative they're planning for K-12 education, the foundation and venture-philanthropy group are highlighting innovative ideas provided by nonprofits, universities, corporations, developers, and educators.
Benjamin Herold, March 20, 2019
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Classroom Technology Gates Foundation, Chan Zuckerberg Asked for Big New Education Ideas. Here's What They Got.
As the first step in a new R&D initiative they're planning for K-12 education, the foundation and venture-philanthropy group are highlighting innovative ideas provided by nonprofits, universities, corporations, developers and educators.
Benjamin Herold, March 8, 2019
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College & Workforce Readiness With $92 Million in Grants, Gates Foundation Launches Newest Strategy to Improve K-12 Schools
The strategy focuses on supporting networks of schools working to boost high school graduation and college enrollment among middle and high school students.
Stephen Sawchuk, August 28, 2018
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Classroom Technology Gates Foundation Gives $2.2M to For-Profit Company Tackling School Schedules
Ed-tech company Abl will lead the new "Unlocking Time" initiative, which will include a self-assessment and free online resources about how schools can better structure their time.
Benjamin Herold, July 20, 2018
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International The Gates Foundation's Education Plans Go International
The foundation wants to help schools in developing countries have access to "better information, evidence, tools, and approaches to improve teaching and learning."
Stephen Sawchuk, June 3, 2018
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Personalized Learning Gates Foundation, Chan Zuckerberg Team Up to Seek 'State of the Art' Ideas for Schools
In a new Request for Information, two of the most powerful groups in education philanthropy jointly seek "state-of-the-art" ideas to improve students' math, writing, and "executive functions."
Benjamin Herold, May 8, 2018
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School & District Management Gates Foundation Eyes Middle Years Math Instruction
It's part of the foundation's $425 million research and development push, announced last fall.
Stephen Sawchuk, April 18, 2018
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Bill Gates detailed new investments by his foundation in K-12 education at the Council of the Great City Schools’ annual conference in Cleveland.
Bill Gates detailed new investments by his foundation in K-12 education at the Council of the Great City Schools’ annual conference in Cleveland.
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Education Funding Gates Foundation Announces New $1.7B for K-12
Bill Gates outlined new investments for school networks, curricula, and research and development, and a pivot away from long-time investments that are difficult to sustain or scale up.
Francisco Vara-Orta, October 19, 2017
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School Choice & Charters Opinion Washington: A Love Story
We've got information and images a-plenty, if we want to look at states which might have some educational moxie. Teachers are now talking to each other across district and state boundaries, sharing information about how education policy is impacting their daily practice, where market-based reforms have the deepest roots and where teachers' judgment and experience is most devalued. Where would YOU go, if you could go anywhere, as an educator?
Nancy Flanagan, September 14, 2016
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Teaching Profession The Gates Foundation's Teaching Partnerships: 5 Early Research Takeaways
Research on the Gates Foundation's ambitious district-level teacher projects found student-achievement upticks in 2013-14, but findings overall are mixed.
Stephen Sawchuk, June 6, 2016
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