One-year project is funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


digital-coursewareCitizen Schools, a national educational nonprofit focused on extending the learning day for high-need students by providing direct instruction and project-based apprenticeships taught by volunteers, has received a $350,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to evaluate digital courseware designed to provide appropriately challenging content for middle school students.

Citizen Schools will develop the program at schools across four states that are currently using digital courseware during the expanded day.

The schools are:
1. Greenleaf Elementary School (Oakland, Calif.)
2. Joseph George Middle School...

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