Tuesday, January 4, 2022




In the end WestEd got $1.52 million, raised from these entities:

  • The state Department of Health and Human Services put in more than $600,000 in two payments – one totaling $300,000 and the other $304,699.
  • The state Department of Administration contributed $200,000.
  • The Goodnight Educational Foundation gave $250,000.
  • The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation gave $200,000.
  • The Spencer Foundation gave $118,406.
  • The Belk Foundation gave $100,000.
  • The A.J. Fletcher Foundation gave $50,000. This foundation was started by the founder of Capitol Broadcasting Co., which owns WRAL, and Capitol Broadcasting leadership sits on the foundation board.

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University and the Learning Policy Institute worked with WestEd on the project, and additional money was raised for them. The Gates Foundation kicked in $249,932 for the Friday Institute, and the Spencer Foundation put in another $282,173 for Learning Policy, according to the Governor's Office.

The total cost: About $2.05 million.

Again, non-partisan ...