Meet the Carnegie Corporation's New Point Person on Teachers

Urban school districts across the country have struggled to recruit great teachers into high-needs schools and ensure their success. The Carnegie Corporation of New York has long worked on this challenge, and now the foundation has new firepower in this area, recruiting a serious heavy-hitter as their new Program Director for Teaching and Human Capital Management.
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Where the Silicon Valley Community Foundation is Putting its Teacher Development Money

SVCF's education grantmaking puts a big emphasis on teacher development and training strategies in the field of mathematics. It recently made a $768,407 commitment to helping Bay Area middle school teachers develop their mathematics instruction skills.
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Can a $180,000 Infusion Fix Teacher Distribution and Training?

Eighteen Oregon school districts will receive $36,000 each from The Chalkboard Project. While Oregon's public school student population consists of about 34% minority students, only about 8% of public school teachers are minorities in the area, according to the Chalkboard website.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About "Good Teachers"

It's always interesting to watch the Gates Foundation tackle a big problem. With so much more resources than other foundations, Gates can shell out millions just doing their homework — before then spending the truly big money.

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