7 school districts share $25 million grant

Dec. 5, 2012 at 4:39 PM
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SEATTLE, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced grants totaling nearly $25 million to school districts in seven U.S. cities.

The funding will go to school districts that are among 16 which have signed District-Charter Collaboration Compacts, a partnership between public charter and district public schools, and is offered to communities involved "in significantly boosting the number of students enrolled in high-performing schools," the foundation's statement said Wednesday.

The grants' recipients are in Boston; Denver; Hartford, Conn.; New Orleans; New York City, Philadelphia and Spring Branch, Texas, the statement said.

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