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A $1 billion Gates Foundation-backed education initiative failed to help students, according to a new report — here’s what happened

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  • A seven-year education initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation centered on improving teacher effectiveness didn’t work, according to a new report from RAND.
  • The initiative, called the Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching, didn’t improve student graduation rates or schools’ ability to retain effective teachers.
  • The Gates Foundation believes that while the initiative fared poorly overall, it led to “critical conversations” and “drove change” across the country.

A seven-year, nearly $1 billion education initiative centered on improving teaching quality in low-income schools — and bankrolled in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — largely failed, according to read more >>>

Source:: BusinessInsider.Com