We’re working to reshape public education, to ensure every student gets the skills they need to be successful and contribute to society.
The future demands
Preparing today’s learners for
Equal education for 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 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.
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