What We’re Learning
Blogs & Articles by foundation staff
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.
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?
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.