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April 28, 2015

Gates Foundation to Expand Teacher-Preparation Grantmaking

The foundation hints at new plans to issue grants to improve teacher preparation.

October 23, 2014

Common Core and Corporate Interests

Jack and guest Julian Vasquez Heilig discuss whether testing companies like Pearson are behind the Common Core State Standards.

February 06, 2014

Business Leaders Lack Knowledge About K-12 Education, Superintendents Say

A new study says superintendents want more business involvement in their districts, so three organizations created a "playbook" to help businesses step up their game.

January 29, 2014

Gates Foundation Grants Aim to Foster District-Charter Cooperation

Grants awarded through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are designed to help charters and traditional districts work through issues that have traditionally sparked friction between the two sectors.

January 16, 2014

High Schools Can Give College a Head Start, Study Finds

An evaluation of Early College high schools finds their students more likely to attend and complete college than students in traditional high schools.

November 25, 2013

Gates Teacher Study Opens Video Library to Researchers

Video and other materials from the Gates-funded Measures of Effective Teaching study will be opened to researchers for additional studies next year.

June 26, 2013

Early-College High Schools Provide Postsecondary Boost, Study Finds

A longitudinal study of the Gates Early College High Schools finds students who attended these schools were significantly more likely to graduate high school, and enroll in and complete college than those who did not.

June 14, 2013

Merrow's Mockery Misses the Mark on Common Core

Common Core standards are not the end of the world. They are, however, an obstacle to the reclaiming of our profession, rather than a vehicle.

February 21, 2013

Turning Theory into Action: The Role of the Foundation in Education

During a recent Twitter binge, I encountered an op-ed from 1970 scolding the efforts of the United States to implement technology into the learning experience. It held up shockingly well to today's environment. For Government theory to turn into Government action, the Foundation must act as the intermediary.

February 14, 2013

Researchers Question Data in Gates Foundation's Teacher Study

Guest blog By Stephen Sawchuk. Cross-posted from Teacher Beat. The recommendations in the final Measures of Effective Teaching work products may not be supported by the project's hard data, the National Education Policy Center contends in a review of the MET project. The review, released last week...

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