Bill Gates announces a $1.7 billion investment in U.S. schools

On Thursday, Bill Gates announced that his foundation would be investing over $1.7 billion into public schools in the United States, specifically to support schools that are testing new approaches to teaching.

“Every student should get a great public education and graduate with skills to succeed in the marketplace,” Gates said during his keynote address at the Council of the Great City Schools conference in Cleveland. “The role of philanthropy here is not to be the primary funder, but...

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