In the News: Gates Foundation Announces New $1.7B for K-12

Last week, Bill Gates delivered a speech in which he described some new priorities for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

In Education Week, Francisco Vara-Orta explained:

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a new investment of $1.7 billion for K-12 education over the next five years, with the bulk of the funding aimed at existing traditional public schools that show progress in improving educational outcomes, the development of new curricula, charter schools focused on students with special needs, and “research and development” for scalable models that could inform best practices.

For a look at what the Gates Foundation was up to around ten years ago, read “A Foundation Goes to School,” by Paul Hill, in the Winter 2006 issue of EdNext.

In 2015, Peter Meyer wrote about the Gates Foundation’s efforts to promote small schools.

— Education Next

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