The Chalk Face -
This post is the sixth (and final) post in a series I have written detailing Bill Gates’ mammoth purchasing of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). (Here are links to the previous five posts in the series.)
In the fifth post, I mentioned that this final post would be Gates’ CCSS funding of education businesses. Then, I realized I needed to account for the nonprofits not yet discussed. So, they, too, are represented here.
In this series, I wanted to present complete information from the Gates grants website. Therefore, the organizations listed in this final post of the series include all recipients of Gates CCSS funding not included in previous posts.
In short, the organizations included in Parts One thru Six are a comprehensive listing of the $173.5 million in Gates funding designated for CCSS as of October 4, 2013.
All organizations receiving Gates CCSS funding can be found here, with the exception of one grant to the Fordham Foundation, which can be found here.
The list copied below can be found in Word document form here: Gates Money for CCSS to Businesses and Nonprofits.
Gates CCSS Funding to Businesses and (As of Yet Unexamined) Nonprofits
Bill Gates has paid a total of $51.5 million to the businesses and nonprofits on the list below. Most of these recipients agree to the simple directive of “implementing the Common Core State Standards”:
Achievement Network $3,452,501
America’s Promise $500,000
Battelle for Kids $249,808
Benchmark Education Company, LLC $25,000
BetterLesson, Inc. $3,527,240
Center for Applied Linguistics $249,396
Center for Curriculum Redesign, Inc. $198,000
Center for Teaching Quality, Inc. $645,307
Common Core, Inc. $550,844
Common Ground Software, Inc. $500,000
ConnectEDU, Inc. $499,375
Council for a Strong America $1,550,000
Creative Commons Corporation $1,099,687
Cristo Rey Network $556,006
Education Development Center, Inc. $211,795
Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound, Inc.
Filament Games, LLC $25,000
Fund for Public Schools, Inc. $1,815,810
JUMP Math $698,587
iCivics, Inc. $500,000
Khan Academy, Inc. $5,544,028
Learning Forward $999,795
LearnZillion, Inc. $1,215,525
Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education, Inc.
MetaMetrics, Inc. $3,468,005
National Center for Family Literacy, Inc. $236,796
National Math and Science Initiative, Inc. $248,760
National Paideia Center $659,788
New Teacher Center $250,000
New Venture Fund $578,000
New Visions for Public Schools, Inc. $8,399,935
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children $240,000
Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
Reasoning Mind, Inc. $742,996
Research in Action, Inc. $1,309,409
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc. $4,618,652
Scholastic, Inc. $4,463,541
Six Red Marbles, LLC $500,000
State Education Technology $500,000
If I attempted to examine all grant details represented by this list, this post would never end. Therefore, I will discuss a few of the larger Gates payouts listed above.