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

An Up-Close Look at Student-Centered Math Teaching

An Up-Close Look at Student-Centered Math Teaching

Can student-centered instruction bolster engagement in high school mathematics classrooms?


 

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Pittsfield Middle-High School
 


At Pittsfield Middle-High School in New Hampshire, students engage in a variety of Extended Learning Opportunities that enable them to explore and find their own passions outside of the classroom.

 

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