California and Colorado teachers will become more effective with large grants
July 31, 2013
Many individuals across the Untied States consider teachers to be among the most valued members of our society. After all, it's these professionals who educate the future generations who will one day run the nation. Thus, their jobs are exceedingly important.
With this in mind, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently made a number of grants to several organizations in order to promote effective practices by those in the academic field.
For instance, the Fresno Bee reported that the Fresno Unified School District was the recipient of one of these grants, worth $5 million. One other region in California - Long Beach - received a similar grant. In Fresno, the money will provide training in effective practices of teachers within grades seven through 12.
According to The Denver Post, Denver Public Schools also received a grant from the Gates Foundation. The $10 million donation will be given over the course of three years and will help the district better comply with the new statewide teacher effectiveness law, Senate Bill 191.
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