Math education in Indy gets grant from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

​INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Students in Indianapolis are getting help from Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft Corp. and his wife, Melinda.

A grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will help transform mathematics education in Indianapolis.

The $750,000 grant will be given to Crossroads Education, an educational technology and services company based at 1702 W. Michigan St.

Kevin Berkopes of Crossroads Education said, We actually come into the school and we train them to be teachers and educators of each other. So, we have as young as fourth-graders in the city right now that actually teach throughout the school day to augment what their teachers are doing in the classroom. They come down and work with each other and they get to do things that they don’t typically get to do in school.”

The announcement was made Wednesday at the Ignite Achievement Academy, 1002 W. 25th St., one of the schools that will benefit from the grant.

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