The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation wants to partner with professional learning organizations in its quest to align teacher professional development opportunities with high-quality curricula that have proven track records.
This comes a little more than a year after Bill Gates announced a major shift in the foundation’s education strategy. Under the new strategy, about Gates set aside $1 billion to support new curricula and networks of schools that band together to identify and address local challenges. As part of the change, Gates said it would abandon new projects that supported teacher evaluation, though the foundation still funds teacher prep work, including with this round of grants.
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