GE Foundation Grants $5.3M to Cincinnati Public Schools

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GE Foundation Grants $5.3M to Cincinnati Public Schools

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This month, the GE Foundation announced that it will donate $5.3 million to Cincinnati Public Schools. This donation is a three year extension grant to help students reach the goals set by the Common Core State Standards to make certain that they are prepared for college.
Over the past eight years, the GE Foundation has given $25.3 million to education.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 2:00pm

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The GE Foundation announced today that it will donate $5.3 million to Cincinnati Public Schools.

The money is a three-year extension grant to help implement the Common Core State Standards goals each student must meet to ensure they are prepared for college, according to the news release.
 
“For our country to survive and thrive, our students must be competitive, mastering the rigorous content and higher-order thinking and leadership skill sets that are the hallmark of 21st century learning,” said Mary Ronan, superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools, in the release. “Nowhere is this more important than in our urban core, where students historically have underperformed compared to their counterparts nationwide.”
 
 
 
About GE
GE (NYSE: GE) is an advanced technology, services and finance company taking on the world’s toughest challenges. Dedicated to innovation in energy, health, transportation and infrastructure, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 300,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.ge.com.
 
Citizenship at GE is more than a program or a set of good intentions - it is a full-time commitment built upon cultural behaviors and actions. These actions are integrated with business strategy and have defined goals, strategies and metrics that make it actionable and accountable.
 
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Keywords: Volunteerism & Community Engagement | Cincinnati public schools | Common Core State Standards | Developing Futures | Education | GE | GE foundation

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