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Gates' Teacher Effectiveness Initiative Fell Short, Study Finds

Gates' Teacher Effectiveness Initiative Fell Short, Study Finds

Posted July 2, 2018

An evaluation of the Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching initiative, a multiyear effort aimed at dramatically improving student outcomes by increasing students' access to effective teaching, found that it did not lead to an overall improvement in student achievement or graduation rates....

Gates Awards $11.6 Million for Drought-Tolerant Maize Hybrids

Gates Awards $11.6 Million for Drought-Tolerant Maize Hybrids

Posted July 1, 2018

The grant will enable the African Agricultural Technology Foundation and its partners to advance regulatory approval and dissemination of biotech hybrid seeds to smallholder farmers in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda....

Deal say over you age from (06/30/18)

Deal say over you age from (06/30/18)

Posted June 30, 2018

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Alabama, California, Colorado, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, and Washington....

Barr Foundation Awards $4.5 Million in Education Grants

Barr Foundation Awards $4.5 Million in Education Grants

Posted June 30, 2018

Awarded through the foundation's $30 million Engage New England: Doing High School Differently initiative, the grants will support innovative school models for high school students who are off track to graduate....

Carson Out as CEO of Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Carson Out as CEO of Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Posted June 29, 2018

Based on the findings of law firm Boies Schiller Flexner, Carson, who had been placed on paid administrative leave in April, has been removed as president and CEO, effective immediately, of the foundation he had led since 2006....

DDCF Names 2018 Doris Duke Artist Award Recipients

DDCF Names 2018 Doris Duke Artist Award Recipients

Posted June 27, 2018

Seven performing artists will each receive an unrestricted grant of $250,000 over three to five years along with up to an additional $25,000 to encourage them to make contributions to their retirement savings....

University of Southern Maine Receives Rare Map Collection

University of Southern Maine Receives Rare Map Collection

Posted June 27, 2018

The gift from Harold and Peggy Osher includes such rarities as a 1475 map of the Holy Land considered by many to be the first modern printed map and John Mitchell's "Map of the British Colonies in America" from 1755....

Report Finds Gaps, Opportunities in Impact Investment Field

Report Finds Gaps, Opportunities in Impact Investment Field

Posted June 26, 2018

The report from the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation found that impact investors still have few tools at their disposal to navigate the field, while the lack of diversity at advisory firms means a dearth of expertise in addressing gender and racial equity....