GE Foundation Donates $18M to Common Core

[UPDATED, 3:07 p.m.] The GE Foundation‘s $18 million common-standards grant,announced this morning, will focus on helping teachers understand the shifts in instruction necessary for the new standards, and will build a storehouse of free resources for them to use.

The foundation’s “Developing Futures” districts—seven school districts that it has been working with to improve math and science instruction—will be key beneficiaries of the “immersion institutes” that Student Achievement Partners will hold as part of the four-year grant, officials of the philanthropy and the nonprofit group said in a conference call. But those institutes will be held nationally as well, in an attempt to spread understanding of the standards and develop “teacher champions” who can work with colleagues around the country.


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