- A number of educational institutions and organizations received grants from the Gates Foundation this month.
- The new grants cover purposes ranging from assisting with Common Core State Standards implementation to improving the federal financial aid system to furthering experimentation with the use of gamification and assessment tools.
- Among the highest grants were $840,000 for Fayette County Public Schools in Kentucky, $800,000 for the National Association of State Boards of Education and $799,825 for the Council of Chief State School Officers, all of which are meant to assist with implementing the Common Core and other instructional reforms.
From the article:
The Gates Foundation has distributed a slew of grants to educational institutions and organizations in June for varied pursuits, including implementation of the Common Core State Standards, improvement of the federal financial aid system, and creation of a “national cadre of teachers experimenting with the use of games, learning and assessment tools.” ...