Gates Foundation Grants, Early 2013

Gates Foundation
Seattle, Washington
(206) 709-3100

Grant Start Date: January 2013

Startup Weekend, Seattle, $10,000 to support Startup Weekend EDU events.

National Paideia Center, Asheville, North Carolina, $659,788 to design and pilot humanities courses aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, to provide prize money and administrative costs for the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s 2013 Education Innovation Pitch Competition, which is designed to generate new entrepreneurial concepts in the education sector.

Tower Foundation of San Jose State University, San Jose, California, $22,500 to support online pilot courses in partnership with Udacity.

Center for Excellence in Educational Leadership, $255,394 to educate and engage school principals executives around the elements of teacher evaluation and academic standards.

Junior League of Seattle, $3,000 for general operating support.

New Haven Public Schools, Connecticut, $111,042  to fund innovative professional development in New Haven Public Schools.

Jefferson County School District R-1, Golden, Colorado, $175,644 to support innovative professional development in Jefferson County.

Long Beach Unified School District, California, $272,914 to fund innovative professional development in Long Beach School District.

Fresno Unified School District, California, $285,714 to fund innovative professional development in Fresno Unified School District.

Bridgeport Public Schools, Connecticut, $235,000 to fund innovative professional development in Bridgeport Public Schools.

The Aspen Institute, Washington, D.C., $3,615,655 to support the Aspen Institute’s Urban Superintendents Network, develop resources to integrate Common Core State Standards and educator effectiveness policies and practices, and use lessons from the field to inform national policy.

Grant start date: February 2013

The Teaching Channel, San Francisco, $270,492 to create content for the 2013 ECET2 conference focusing on college readiness.

Technology Access Foundation, Seattle, $10,000  for general operating support.

University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, Kentucky, $100,000,000 to support the launch of a new Center for Innovation in Education to advance implementation of the common core and more personalized learning for students and teachers that will enable young people to graduate career and college ready.

Delaware Department of Education, Dover, Delaware, $400,000 to fund the use of literacy and math tools statewide in Delaware in support of the state’s implementation of the Common Core of State Standards.

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