Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning
The Hechinger Report
APRIL 19, 2019
In 2009, Gates gave half a million to the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, which describes itself as New England’s largest education-focused philanthropy, to lead a four-state effort to remake the region’s schools. Nellie Mae, which had $430 million in assets at the end of 2009, began investing its own money in Maine, too. To build public support for the changes, the foundation also gave smaller grants to youth and immigrant advocacy groups in the districts.