January 17, 2011

Milwaukee Public Schools Receives $20 Million From GE Foundation

Posted in Philanthropy at 4:29 pm by philanthropynews

The GE Foundation has announced a five-year, $20 million grant to Milwaukee Public Schools for initiatives designed to improve academic achievement and better prepare students for college and career opportunities, with a focus on math and science programs.

Awarded through the foundation’s Developing Futures in Education program, the grant will be used to develop a rigorous, system-wide math and science curriculum and provide teachers with career advancement assistance as well as training specifically designed to foster new ideas and approaches to teaching and mentoring students in their classrooms. The grant also will be used to support an ongoing relationship with GE volunteers, who will commit time and resources to special projects involving real-world scenarios and problem-solving.

(Read more via Philanthrophy News Digest.)