$51.2 Million: The Gates Foundation grant to help create 67 new NYC high schools

This is great! The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has a very interesting program to assist school districts to create smaller, more effective high schools, has just announced a $52.MM grant to New York City to create 67 new, smaller schools. The New York gift will be split among seven nonprofit organizations that will work with New York’s Department of Education to open the schools, which will eventually replace a number of large, comprehensive high schools.
The American Institutes for Research and SRI have done some program evaluations that I have recently been reading for a project I am working on. High Time for High School Reform is a research paper from April 2003 that reports on an evaluation of the early stage of the initiative.
It is fascinating reading for anyone interested in improving America’s high schools.