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North Carolina New Schools Shuts Down, Cites Rapid Growth

K-12 Schools - Education News

The organization has received millions of dollars in donations and federal grants since its founding in 2003. Among other donations, $26 million came from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in addition to a $15 million grant in 2011 and a $20 million grant in 2014 from the US Department of Education. Garland added that the organization had done “outstanding work in terms of changing classroom practice and helping to improve student outcomes in early colleges.”

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

The amount of time they’ve spent in the classroom (“seat time”) doesn’t matter, nor does the number of credits they’ve accumulated. In 2003, the Gates Foundation gave RISC $5.8 In a math classroom inside Monmouth Academy in the RSU 2 district, 20 students, ranging from freshmen to seniors, sat in clusters of four, working independently on small dry erase boards. In its application for its 2011 grant, Portland pledged to move the entire district to a proficiency-based diploma.