Curry School shares Gates tech grant
School of Education will share a three-year, $7.2 million
grant, partially funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,
to train K-12 superintendents and principals throughout Virginia
on technology to improve teaching.
Gates Foundation provided a $3.6 million challenge grant, matched
by the state, which U.Va. will share with Virginia Tech, the state
Department of Education and Virginia Educational Technology Alliance,
a coalition of universities that focus on teacher education in
a project called the Virginia Initiative for Technology and Administrative
G. Schoeny, associate professor in the Curry Schools leadership,
foundations and policy department, will manage U.Va.s portion
of the grant.
will work with its grant partners to take the training to all
Virginia school districts during the next three years.