Gates Foundation selects Rochester for District/Charter Compact | Schools
A foundation started by one of the wealthiest men in the world is teaming up with the Rochester City School District. Superintendent Jean Claude Brizard announced the district is taking part in the Bill Gates District/Charter Collaboration Compact.
It's a program geared to bring public and charter schools together to enhance learning for students. The Rochester City School District and local participating charter schools including Urban Choice will have the next few months to develop a plan. The plan will then compete with surrounding cities for a multi-million dollar grant from the foundation.
Rochester is one of nine cities across the country to participate in the District/Charter Collaboration Compact.