Strategy & Initiatives

Reshaping Education with Key Investments

In 2014, the Foundation began engagement in an extensive strategic planning process resulting in an ambitious, five-year plan that incorporates four new initiatives:

Develop Effective Systems Designs

Our grantees reimagine school districts to put students at the center, by piloting projects such as redesigned governance models, digital badging and assessment.

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Build Public Understanding and Demand

Our grantees build stronger public awareness and understanding of innovative approaches to public schooling.

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Build Educator Ownership, Leadership and Capacity

Our grantees build educator capacity through projects like teacher and principal fellowships, aiming to empower educators to implement high quality, rigorous and equitable student-centered practices in their classrooms and districts.

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Advance Quality and Rigor of Student-Centered Practices

Our grantees help build an evidence base supporting student-centered learning, evaluating student-centered practices in high schools, developing researcher-practitioner collaborations, and establishing criteria for what it takes to put high quality, student-centered learning into practice.

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