It's 2014. so why is our education

system still designed as if it's 1914?

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

Personal Opportunity Plans

Personal Opportunity Plans

Personal Opportunity Plans can help increase school attendance and achievement, graduation rates, and even postsecondary program enrollment and persistence.


 

FEATURED GRANTEE

Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network


 

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The Foundation is supporting the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) to design a multimedia Education Reporting Initiative, which will offer hands-on journalism experience to high school students in Hartford, CT. The initiative will focus on reporting that highlights the values of student-centered approaches to learning. Listen to an interview with a CPBN intern.


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