WHAT IF EDUCATION WASN't One-size-fits-all?

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.

A Qualitative Study of Student-Centered Learning Practices in New England High Schools

A Qualitative Study of Student-Centered Learning Practices in New England High Schools
What does student-centered learning look like in New England high schools?


The Lawrence W. O'Toole Contest Is Live!

The Lawrence W. O’Toole Award is given out each year to honor an individual who has exhibited great leadership through innovation or courage in moving student-centered approaches to learning forward in New England. The winner will receive a $100,000 grant for their school, district or organization. Learn more about the award nominees and vote for the winner here.



Speakers bureau

The Nellie Mae Speakers Bureau on Education Innovation
Learn more about the respected group of New England's leading experts on student-centered learning. 

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