WHYY: Gates gives Philly schools $2.5 million to work together

By Benjamin Herold, WHYY/Newsworks

Philadelphia’s traditional public schools, charters and Catholic schools historically have been rivals.

Now they are receiving $2.5 million over the next three years from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to foster greater collaboration.

The money will be used to:

· Create a yearlong residency program for training urban principals

· Expand Mastery Charter Schools’ existing program for training teacher coaches

· Develop new assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards in math and English.

Read more at Newsworks.com

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