In its efforts to ensure that students graduate from high school ready for college and success in the future workplace, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced more than $22 million in new grants to support the development of data systems and research initiatives in K-12 education.

The grants, which were announced Jan. 22, are intended to help schools, districts, and state education departments gather and use data effectively to improve teaching and learning.

"As a country, we need to build an evidence base that will inform decision making at all levels in the system and lead to dramatic improvement in student achievement,"


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