Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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Early College Schools Show Promise

In the early college school model, students can earn up to two years college credit or an associate’s degree in partnership with nearby colleges and universities. Data demonstrates it’s working.



New Program Aims To Train Educators Into Principals

A coalition of public, charter and Catholic schools is launching a program to train prospective principals.


(Philadelphia chief education officer Lori Shorr, at lectern, acknowledges receipt of a grant from the Gates Foundation. Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Gates Foundation Donates $2.5M To Help Improve Philadelphia’s Schools

The effort among Philadelphia’s district, charter, and archdiocesan schools known as the “Great Schools Compact” has received a $2.5-million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


(Bill Gates in this file photo. The Philadelphia School District is expected to be in the running for a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Philadelphia School District Eyes Gates Foundation Grant

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is holding a grant competition that promotes collaborations between school district and charter schools. On Tuesday, Mayor Nutter is expected to announce that the Foundation has accepted Philadelphia’s application for the competition.


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Grading The Teachers

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Melinda and Bill gates, through their foundation are emphasizing the importance of teachers in educating kids. At Microsoft, they believe in giving their employees the best chances for success and making them […]



Pouring Five Billion Dollars Into Education

While Bill Gates’ philanthropic efforts support a core curriculum and he wants to make certain that multiplication in Alabama is the same as in New York, his major concern is effective teaching.