$18 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced it will donate $18 million as a supplement to California's Assembly Bill 75, which allocates $45 million to train 15,000 of the state's principals and vice principals in technology leadership skills over the next three years.

The bill—signed into law by Gov. Gray Davis in October—states that districts will receive $3,000 for every administrator trained but stipulates that districts would be forced to pay matching funds of $1,000. The Gates Foundation will


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