San Jose district wins Gates Foundation grant

Friday, January 31, 2014

Departing from traditional hostility between school districts and charter operators, the Franklin-McKinley School District will partner with charter schools to share campuses and training.

The southeast San Jose district's partnership on Wednesday was named 1 of 5 in the United States awarded a $100,000 start-up grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The goal is to vastly improve education for poor and English-learning children.

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