What We’re Learning

What We’re Learning

Blogs & Articles by foundation staff

Demand

Impact/Effectiveness

Transparent, Personalized and User-Friendly: Rethinking the Grantmaking Process

As a newer foundation, we have always felt we have an opportunity to think outside the box. Though we had solidified a basic grantmaking “process” during our first two years of operation, we were eager to understand some “win-win” opportunities that would resolve pain points on both sides and encourage a more open, iterative, learning-oriented funder-grantee dynamic. So, we started fresh.

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Research/Data

Learning Systems: Improving Education in States and Districts

When it comes to our state and local education systems, it’s surprising that so many of us neglect what we know about learning. What if our education systems were imbued with the same principles of discovery, observation, and experimentation that we encourage in students? What would an education system driven by a learning agenda look like?

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Advancing the Field of Education Research

Despite efforts to study the effectiveness of interventions over the last several decades, the education field has yet to boast a strong, clear evidence base about what works and what doesn’t, reliably and at scale.

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Scale