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GRANT ALERT – NEW GRANTS FROM THE GATES FOUNDATION

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation releases ambitious new education giving plans
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced its intention to refocus its education giving strategy on four core issues, according to The Seattle Times: double the number of low-income students who complete a college or post-high school degree, identify and pay higher salaries for good teaching, help average teachers get better, and create more accurate tests and a national set of learning standards for high schools. The new initiative will increase the amount that the foundation — already the biggest giver in U.S. education — spends each year to improve the nation’s schools. Foundation officials are not yet saying how much the foundation plans to give, but it spent $4 billion on education in the past eight years — half on scholarships and half on its work to improve high schools.
Read more: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2008378857_webgateseducation11m.html

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