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Oprah Gives $6 Million To Charter Schools

09/21/2010 02:35 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

On her T.V. show Monday, Oprah Winfrey announced she will be shutting down her Angel Network charity, as her talk show also comes to a close.

To end the organization with a grand finale, Winfrey announced the charity will be giving away $6 million to successful charter schools across the country.

The announcement comes as part of a two-day focus on education, in which the talk show host spoke to education advocates such as Bill Gates and Davis Guggenheim, the director of the documentary film "Waiting For 'Superman'."

Reuters reports each of the six schools selected by Oprah will receive $1 million.

Viewers can learn more about the state of America's education system, and how the six charter schools are finding success, on the Lessons in Education section of Oprah.com.

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