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AM News: Gates Foundation Gives $25M to Charter School Collaboration

Gates Foundation Gives $25 Million to Charter School Collaboration  NYT: The Gates Foundation, which is one of the largest philanthropic players in public education, was scheduled to announce the grants on Wednesday to Boston, Denver, Hartford, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia and Spring Branch, Tex.

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Chicago Public Schools' Experiment With Common Core State Standards Sees Positive Result HuffPostEdu: As a guinea pig in a nationwide experiment, Chicago's Philip D. Armour Elementary School is seeing drastic improvements in student performance. 

Arne Duncan Sketches Out 'Long Haul' Agenda EdWeek: They include using competitive levers to improve teacher and principal quality and holding the line on initiatives he started during the president's first term.

NY education, business leaders tackling skills gap AP: The confounding problem of unfilled jobs amid high unemployment has New York education and business leaders brainstorming for solutions. "I think what we've got is a skills crisis and not a jobs crisis," said Stanley Litow, a vice president at IBM, which has been pursuing collaborations with high schools and colleges to create pipelines of potential employees.

For Young Latino Readers, An Image is Missing NYT: Education experts and teachers who work with large Latino populations say that the lack of familiar images could be an obstacle as young readers work to build stamina and deepen their understanding of story elements like character motivation.

Access to AP Courses in STEM to Grow With $5M Google Gift CurriculumMatters: Fueled by a $5 million grant from the technology company Google, more than 800 public high schools will be invited to start up Advanced Placement STEM courses with a focus on attracting more female and minority students who show strong potential to succeed.

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