Congratulations to Christina Kishimoto and the students of the Hartford school district!

Today, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it has awarded Hartford a $4,996,773 grant after the district signed a District Charter Collaboration Compact. The three-year grant will fund a new leadership academy that will train Hartford principals, in a program headed up by the Achievement First charter network. Funding will also support Jumoke Academy (which has partnered with the Milner School as part of the Commissioner’s Network of Schools) in taking on the turnaround of two more Hartford schools. Of the seven cities (including New Orleans, Boston, Denver, Spring Branch, Philadelphia, New York City) to win a piece of this education grant, Hartford was granted the largest award.