Gates Invests in Effective Teaching Projects

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The Seattle-based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced a $335 million investment in effective teaching projects and research, targeting four U.S. communities.

Gates will spend a total of $290 million on the communities: Hillsborough County, Fla. ($100 million); Memphis, Tenn. ($90 million); Pittsburgh ($40 million); and Los Angeles ($60 million).

Grants in Hillsborough, Memphis and Pittsburgh will go to the public school systems. In Los Angeles, grants will go to The College-Ready Promise, a coalition of public charter school organizations in the city.

The money will help . . .

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