Bill Gates Donates $90 Million To Memphis

Posted: November 27, 2009 in Nitegator
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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a $335 million investment in teacher effectiveness, with major grants for experiments in tenure, evaluation, compensation, training, and mentoring in three large school systems and a cluster of public charter schools.

The winners, picked from 10 applicants, are: Hillsborough County (Fla.) schools, in the Tampa area, $100 million; Memphis schools, $90 million; Pittsburgh schools, $40 million; and five charter networks in Los Angeles (Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, Aspire Public Schools, Green Dot Public Schools, Inner City Education Foundation, and Partnerships to Uplift Communities Schools), $60 million. Most of the money will go to Hillsborough County Public Schools in Florida, Memphis City Schools and Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Hillborough County alone will receive $100 million, the single biggest award ever to one district. Memphis received another $1.9 million in companion funds. This is the largest donation to Memphis City Schools in all the history of Memphis. Memphis school board president Martavius Jones said this is not just for Memphis City Schools, this is for everyone in the city of Memphis. The funds will be used on a seven-year project intended to improve teaching at Memphis public schools.

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