It's 2015. so why is our education

system still designed as if it's 1915?

Our public education system was designed for an era that no longer exists. A high school diploma is no longer an indicator of future success. Today's students must leave high school prepared for success in some type of post-secondary schooling or training. They must be equipped with the "new basics"- skills like creativity, communication, and collaboration. 

At the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, we're supporting grantmaking efforts to re-shape our education system to be more student-centered.

We envision an education system where learning transcends the traditional school calendar and setting. We envision a system where students progress based upon mastery of a skill or topic, rather than time spent in a classroom.

And hey - students shouldn't be bored in the classroom. Let's reshape our system so that learning is personalized, and students have a true voice in their education.


The success of our nation's future depends on our education system.

Let's make sure our students are ready.

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Featured Research

Building Consensus and Momentum: A Policy and Political Landscape for K-12 Competency Education

Building Consensus and Momentum: A Policy and Political Landscape for K-12 Competency Education

The rise of competency education will require policy change at many levels to remove time-based barriers that make it difficult to build a student-centered education system.


 

grantee highlight

Superintendent Mark D. Benigni 
 


 

Meriden, Connecticut District Superintendent Mark D. Benigni was recently named one of Education Week’s 2015 Leaders To Learn From for his innovation in expanded learning time, student-centered curriculum, and blended learning techniques.

 

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