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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces the $51 million grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at the Morris High School in the Bronx.
Recipients of grants from Gates Foundation
The grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will go to seven non-profit organizations that work with the New York Department of Education, including a grant of $29.2 million to New Visions for Public Schools. A non-profit organization, New Visions has already helped create 40 new high schools in NYC through a $31 million partnership between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Carnegie Corp. and the Open Society Institute. Other intermediaries of the grants by the Gates Foundation include: Replications, Inc, Institute for Student Achievement, The College Board, Asia Society, Outward Bound, Inc., and the LaGuardia Education Fund, Inc. Five of the intermediaries are creating schools only in New York City. Asia Society and Outward Bound, Inc. are starting New York schools as part of larger national efforts.
The high schools will take different forms including several that will be replications of existing schools such as Frederick Douglass Academy and International High School but all will primarily serve mostly minority, low-income students, and focus on personalization, high performance and college-readiness.
New Visions for Public Schools, New York City, (receiving $29.2 million) will sponsor and support 30 new schools.
Replications, Inc., New York City, (receiving $4.8 million) will create eight personalized and rigorous high schools.
The Institute for Student Achievement (ISA), Lake Success, N.Y., (receiving $6 million) will support the creation of 10 new, small, college-preparatory high schools.
The College Board, New York City, (receiving $4.4 million) will create six new College Board Schools designed to prepare students to successfully complete multiple Advanced Placement (AP) classes before graduation.
Asia Society, New York City, (receiving $1.6 million for New York City; $7.5 million for larger national effort) will create a network of 10 internationally themed schools, three of which will be located in New York City.
Outward Bound, Garrison, N.Y., (receiving $3.2 million for New York City; $12.5 million for larger national effort) will open eight small Expeditionary Learning high schools in New York City.
LaGuardia Education Fund, New York City, (receiving $2 million) will create two new international high schools serving recent immigrants who are English language learners.