In strategy shift, Gates Foundation to spend bulk of education dollars on ‘locally driven solutions’

Math is a particular area where we want to have more information about what works.” We’d like to make this (mastery of algebra) achievable and enjoyable for all kids.” – Bill Gates   ■ Louis Freedberg / Contributed In a significant shift in strategy, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the nation’s largest charitable foundation, will invest the biggest share of its education philanthropy dollars over the next five years to support networks of teachers, schools and districts that come up with their own “locally driven solutions” to improve student achievement. That strategy was outlined Oct. 19 by Bill Gates himself at the annual conference of the Council of the Great

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