Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pittsburgh Area Groups Pledge $25 Million to Education Efforts

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pittsburgh Area Groups Pledge $25 Million to Education Efforts

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A cluster of local foundations, nonprofits and businesses has pledged $25 million for innovative education efforts in the Pittsburgh region through May 2017.

Such initiatives have netted about $30 million over the past decade, but "to have $25 million committed over the next year is pretty incredible," said Sunanna Chand, learning innovation strategist at the Remake Learning Council, which is hosting Remake Learning Days, a weeklong celebration of activities and events exploring innovative teaching and learning in the region.

The commitments, announced Monday at the kickoff event at Google in Bakery Square, fund science, technology, engineering and math, arts and maker learning in southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia. The money will go to schools, libraries, museums and other learning organizations throughout the region. …

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