KYW: Gates Foundation Donates $2.5M To Help Improve Philadelphia’s Schools

By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia’s collaboration among public, charter, and Catholic schools is getting a financial shot in the arm from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The effort among Philadelphia’s district, charter, and archdiocesan schools known as the “Great Schools Compact” has received a $2.5-million grant from the Gates Foundation.

The money will be managed by the Philadelphia School Partnership and used to train principals for “turnaround” schools, train teacher coaches, and develop tests that line up with Common Core standards.

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