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Board Authorizes Acceptance of $40 Million Grant to Support District’s Plan for Empowering Effective Teachers in Pittsburgh Public Schools - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

PITTSBURGH -- At a Special Legislative Meeting this evening, the Board overwhelmingly voted to accept a $40 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with eight votes in favor and one abstention, to support the implementation of work detailed in the District’s Empowering Effective Teachers in the Pittsburgh Public Schools plan.

“This is a huge win for Pittsburgh,” said Superintendent Mark Roosevelt. “We know that excellent teachers matter. With the right skills, knowledge, support and inspiration, teachers can help students reach achievement levels that lead to college success or workforce certification.  This funding will enable us to take that next step in our efforts to maximize teacher effectiveness and improve student achievement.”

To read the full press release, visit the Empowering Pittsburgh Teachers web site.

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