http://s.troveread.com/perpos/0.2.11/5/widgets/rrwv1/img/logo.pngBy Valerie StraussWhere in the education world has Bill Gates been putting his foundation’s money this year? 
A look at some of the biggest grants awarded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — by far the largest philanthropy in the world — shows millions of dollars being spent to foster “cooperation” between traditional public schools and charter schools in Chicago. Significant money grants were also given to institutions seeking to improve higher-education access and success for underserved students. Half a million dollars was given to help improve communications around the Common Core State Standards, but this is less support for Common Core than the foundation has given in previous yearRead more...