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NOVEMBER 19, 2009

$90 Million Grant to Fund Teacher Effectiveness Initiative: Empowering Teachers for Student Success - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis City Schools Board of Commissioners approved an Intensive Partnership grant of $90 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fund the Teacher Effectiveness Initiative (TEI), a focused plan to improve teacher effectiveness in order to empower teachers for student success. Additionally, the Board approved the acceptance of a $1.9 million grant to fund research designed to help determine the most appropriate process by which to measure effective teaching.

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