Gates funding of Common Core and related advocacy
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Gates Foundation Spending for CCSS
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$7,900,010New Venture Fund8/1/2016Yto support national communications work around Common Core, high-quality and aligned assessments, and ESSA implementation
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$6,350,000CORE Districts9/1/2016Nusing Local Education Agencies Implementation Networks to support instructional improvement aligned with Common Core State Standards
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$110,413Children Now10/1/2016Yto support communications to parents and community members around the Common Core and the Smarter Balanced Assessments in California
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$5,000,000University of Kentucky11/1/2016Yto support system-wide shifts, working with both state and local levels, around the implementation of the Common Core, and the adoption of personalized and deeper learning strategies
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$2,000,000New Teacher Center6/6/2016Yto convene large numbers of teachers on a single day in regions across the state of California to generate momentum around the singular impact of teachers on college and career readiness and directly impact teacher networking and collective practice, exposure to materials, resources and strategies for Common Core implementation
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$2,000,000Loyola Marymount University6/1/2016Yto convene large numbers of teachers on a single day in regions across the state of California to generate momentum around the singular impact of teachers on college and career readiness and directly impact teacher networking and collective practice, exposure to materials, resources and strategies for Common Core implementation
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$2,000,000CSU Fullerton Auxilary Services Corporation5/1/2016Yto convene large numbers of teachers on a single day in regions across the state of California to generate momentum around the singular impact of teachers on college and career readiness and directly impact teacher networking and collective practice, exposure to materials, resources and strategies for Common Core implementation
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$1,362,606EdSource, Inc.6/6/2016Yto deepen knowledge and awareness of state and federal reforms, including the Common Core standards and the Every Student Succeeds Act, through regular reporting on successful strategies as well as challenges that need to be overcome
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$150,000Central Kentucky Education Cooperative6/1/2016Nto support and expand high quality implementation of college ready standards and professional learning opportunities for teachers through the regional cooperative working alongside district and school leaders
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$6,670,182Kentucky Department of Education6/1/2016Yto support efforts in improving college ready outcomes for Kentucky students by deepening standards implementation, human capital strategies, and teacher engagement efforts throughout the state
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$9,575,000Colorado Education Initiative5/1/2016Nto support efforts in improving college ready outcomes for Colorado students by deepening standards implementation, human capital strategies, and teacher engagement efforts throughout the state
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$4,350,875WestEd5/1/2016Yto support and scale Common Core State Standards implementation and leverage established local relationships and teacher leaders to drive deeper use of high quality, standards-aligned tools and practices
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$200,000Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative5/1/2016Nto engage and build capacity in two regional cooperatives to deepen the implementation of College Ready Standards and Assessment and Systems to Support Effective Teaching in regional locations across the state
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$2,750,000New Venture Fund11/1/2015No support networks of Massachusetts school districts dedicated to quality implementation of higher standards and providing teachers with meaningful feedback and aligned professional development
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$3,525,883The New Teacher Project11/1/2015Nto establish an implementation hub for six Florida districts to support quality and aligned implementation of standards, teacher evaluation and professional development
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$1,600,017Council of the Great City Schools11/1/2015Nto advance district capacity to implement college- and career-readiness standards, ensuring that all urban students—particularly historically-underserved student groups such as males of color and English language learners—have access to high quality instruction, materials, interventions, and programming
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$1,817,042Empower Schools Co.11/1/2015Nto support Empower Schools’ growth and work with Massachusetts school districts dedicated to implementing higher standards and providing teachers with meaningful feedback and aligned professional development
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$6,545,000Southern Regional Education Board11/1/2015Yto support implementation of college- and career-ready standards and systems of teacher effectiveness in SREB states
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$900,000James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy Foundation, Inc.11/1/2015Yto support outreach and engagement with policymakers and stakeholders on the issues of high quality, aligned standards, assessments and supports for effective teaching
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$150,000Colorado Succeeds10/1/2015Yto support communications and outreach efforts supporting higher academic standards and aligned assessments for career and college readiness in Colorado
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$296,699Rose Community Foundation10/1/2015Yto support partners and grantees of the Climb Higher Colorado Coalition and the Equity Alliance, from the grassroots to grass tops, to advocate for high-quality, equitable, standards-aligned education in Colorado
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$800,000Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc10/1/2015Yto advance high standards for K-12 students
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$171,758Kentucky Chamber Foundation10/1/2015Yto support the KY Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, to deliver a targeted communications campaign in support of Kentucky’s higher academic standards
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$300,000New York Urban League10/1/2015Yto support teacher advocacy, teacher practice, and Civil Rights: building bridges for high standards and quality teaching
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$85,000Colorado Children's Campaign10/1/2015Yto equip and empower parents and caregivers to advocate for continued implementation of rigorous standards and aligned high quality assessments
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$498,027Military Child Education Coalition10/1/2015Yto develop and support an advocacy campaign in support of the implementation of Common Core, and on behalf of the interest of military-connected students by leveraging the voices and actions of its military-connected network
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$150,000The Boston Foundation10/1/2015Yto support a strategic planning and restructuring effort by the Massachusetts Department of Education that will lead to sustained Common Core and Educator Effectiveness implementation and impact post-Race to the Top
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$999,276National Congress of Parents and Teachers10/1/2015Yto support the training and engagement of parent volunteers around Common Core assessments and forthcoming assessment results
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$49,840Idea Public Schools10/1/2015Nto support common core implementation, professional development or personalized learning
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$4,250,000Council for a Strong America10/1/2015Yto educate and engage stakeholders around the Common Core and high quality preschool
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$50,000Summit PUblic Schools10/1/2015No support common core implementation, professional development or personalized learning
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$1,200,000United Way of New York City10/1/2015Yo build United Way New York City's capacity as an advocate, school-based technical assistance provider and community-based organization trainer in support of Common Core in NYC and NY state
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$50,000Partnerships to Uplift Communities Lakeview Terrace10/1/2015Nto support common core implementation, professional development or personalized learning
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$3,580,000Stand for Children Leadership Center10/1/2015Yto support capacity building and increased public will around Common Core standards and aligned assessments in four states, as well as positive teacher effectiveness policy changes
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$399,453Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania12/1/2015Yto analyze the debate about Common Core and other education topics on Twitter and to investigate policymakers use of social media and its influence on their decision making
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$445,531The New Teacher Project12/1/2015Yto assess the implementation and fidelity of the Common Core State Standards and education effectiveness system through a diagnostic analysis to ensure that students meet college ready standards
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$150,000Metis Associates11/1/2015Yto support critical education initiatives in New York City and throughout the United States, including Common Core State Standards and robust teacher evaluation and reporting systems
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$715,415Preva Group, LLC11/1/2015Nto deliver increased data quality and response rates for data collection from educators resulting in lower administrative cost and time burden, automated measurement of alignment to Common Core for classroom teachers resulting in better implementation of Common Core lessons, and automated measurement of indicators of sustainability for education initiatives resulting in shorter surveys and rapid measurement
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$50,000Aspire Public Schools11/1/2015Nto support common core implementation, professional development or personalized learning
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$926,667Unbounded Learning, Inc.11/1/2015Yto promote capacity-building focused on Common Core supports for teachers, schools, and districts
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$50,000Uplift Education11/1/2015Nto support common core implementation, professional development or personalized learning
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$50,000Success Academy Charter Schools11/1/2015Nto support common core implementation, professional development or personalized learning
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$50,000Green Dot Public Schools California11/1/2015Nto support common core implementation, professional development or personalized learning
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$50,000Match Foundation11/1/2015Nto support common core implementation, professional development or personalized learning
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$750,000Editorial Projects in Education11/1/2015Yto support reporting on issues related to the implementation of the Common Core, next-generation assessments, personalized learning, and college and career readiness in Education Week
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$50,000New Paradigm for Education10/1/2015Nto support common core implementation, professional development or personalized learning
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$342,576United Way of the Mid-South10/1/0215Yto build awareness of and engage communities in supporting teachers and their development
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$499,492Partnership for Learning10/1/2009Yto support the Ready Washington Coalition and stakeholder groups to improve communications and outreach around the Common Core State Standards
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$450,000Stanford University5/1/2008N to support the Core Practice Consortium to develop, implement, and study teacher education pedagogies
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$1,163,695New Venture Fund9/1/2008Yfor general conference support
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$300,000U.S. Department of Education10/1/2008Yfor general conference support
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$942,527Regents University Of California Los Angeles10/1/2008Nto develop a tool that helps states on Common Core-aligned assessments
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$250,249The Achievement Network5/1/2009
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$1,500,000Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc.6/1/2009Y to support implementation of the Common Core State Standards
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$250,000University of Florida9/1/2009Yto support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards
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$249,505Region 8 ESC of Northeast Indiana9/1/2009Yto support implementation of the Common Core State Standards
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$249,113Perkins School for the Blind9/1/2009Yto support implementation of the Common Core State Standards
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$241,747KnowledgeWorks Foundation10/1/2009Nto support implementation of the Common Core State Standards
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$499,375ConnectEDU, Inc.10/1/2009Nto build an innovative technology platform that will empower students to master Common Core standards for literacy through an engaging, personalized, and collaborative learning experience
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$239,796National Center for Family Literacy Inc.11/1/2009Yto support implementation of the Common Core State Standards
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$247,465Puget Sound Educational Service District11/1/2009Yto support implementation of the Common Core State Standards
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$250,000Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound, Inc.11/1/2009N to support implementation of the Common Core State Standards
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$244,733Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development12/1/2009Y to support implementation of the Common Core State Standards
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$248,760National Math and Science Initiative Inc.3/1/2010Y to support implementation of the Common Core State Standards
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$250,000New Visions for Public Schools, Inc3/1/2010Yto support the implementation for the Common Core State Standards
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$250,000New Teacher Center5/1/2010Yto support the implementation for the Common Core State Standards
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$249,482National Council of Teachers of English6/1/2010Yto support the implementation for the Common Core State Standards
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$249,808Battelle For Kids6/1/2010Yto support the implementation for the Common Core State Standards
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$249,471Center for Teaching Quality, Inc.7/1/2010Yto support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards
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$231,846Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation, Inc.7/1/2010Yto support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards
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$200,000Arkansas Public School Resource Center Inc9/1/2010to support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards
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$3,000,695Educators for Excellence9/1/2010Yto support teachers to be leaders in policy development and implementation
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$259,895The George Washington University9/1/2010Yto support the Center on Education Policy's continuing efforts to survey, analyze, and report on state and school district efforts to implement the Common Core State Standards
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$1,550,000Council for a Strong America10/1/2010Yto educate and engage stakeholders—including law enforcement, military, business and faith leaders--about the common core and teacher development through a range of communications activities, including earned media and coalition-building at the district, state and federal level
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$557,168Harvard University10/1/2010Yto support Education Next’s work in four critical areas: Common Core standards and assessments, digital learning, teacher effectiveness, and charter schools
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$100,000American Agora Foundation Inc10/1/2010Nto create Lapham's Curated Collections, a supplemental solutions for supporting Common Core-aligned reading and writing experiences for 6th-8th-grade students
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$2,426,500The NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education10/1/2010Yto support the capacity of state NEA affiliates to advance teaching and learning issues and student success in collaboration with local affiliates
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$3,882,600The NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education10/1/2010Yto support a cohort of National Education Association Master Teachers in the development of Common Core-aligned lessons in K-5 mathematics and K-12 English Language Arts
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$3,743,337National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Inc10/1/2010to support revision of the National Board certification process
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$4,000,000Council of Chief State School Officers10/1/2010Nto CCSSO, on behalf of the PARCC and SBAC consortia to support the development of high quality assessments to measure the Common Core State Standards
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$250,000LearnZillion, Inc.10/1/2010Nto develop high-quality lessons, assessments, and activities aligned to the Common Core literacy standards created by top teachers from around the country
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$500,125LightSail Inc.11/1/2010Nto support LightSail, a literacy solution that uses complex texts, embedded assessments, social media, data analysis and teacher scaffolding to deliver a complete CCSS-aligned curriculum
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$500,000iCivics, Inc.11/1/2010Nto support Drafting Board, an argumentative writing aligned to the Common Core ELA standards
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$500,000Six Red Marbles LLC11/1/2010Nto build a system which facilitates interactive personalized learning experiences for students in grades 4-8 as they pursue mastery of the Common Core literacy standards
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$25,000Benchmark Education Company LLC11/1/2010Nto fund development of online Benchmark Research Project Organizers (RPOs) which offer web-based four-week cross-curricular CCSS-aligned units, building to issue-focused argumentation writing
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$25,000Filament Games, LLC11/1/2010Nto design FourWord Argumentation Suite, a web-based tool for teaching well-structured argumentation. FourWord will allow teachers to effectively and efficiently meet Common Core Literacy standards across the curriculum and grade levels
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$99,964Ednovo11/1/2010Nto extend Gooru's existing capabilities and content with an online task management suite for 5-12th grade writing across STEM subjects, ELA, and Social Sciences
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$25,000WestEd11/1/2010to develop interactive learning courseware to address writing and literacy skills for students in grades 7-8
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$99,998Design Innovation Factory11/1/2010Nto refine and expand Catalyst Writing and Reading, an adaptive learning game and assessment platform for grades 4-8
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$500,000Common Ground Software Inc.1/1/2011Nto enhance an online web writing environment that offers a variety of modes of formative assessment, as well as a dashboard of writing analytics for students and teachers, to cover all Common Core standards for writing in grades 4 to 8
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$500,000Lexia Learning Systems, Inc.1/1/2011Nto develop technology that allows students to build on foundational literacy skills and develop the critical connection between deep reading and writing. Students plan, draft, edit, revise and publish digital texts through online activities
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$270,000Actively Learn Inc.2/1/2011Nto create a reading and writing solution for grades 4-8 with a technology that provides many of the benefits of one-to-one teacher instruction
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