Though the pandemic seems to be coming to its long-awaited conclusion, the months ahead are going to be daunting, Here's how foundations can help as school systems face the dual challenges of learning recovery and acceleration, while supporting students’ academic and socioemotional needs.
This summer presents a unique opportunity to both re-engage disconnected students and help those who have fallen behind get to grade level. In this post, we spotlight four organizations that take diverse evidence-based approaches to summer STEM, all focused on student engagement, social emotional learning, and STEM mindset development.
COVID-19 posed incredible challenges to our education system, but within those challenges came opportunities for growth and improvement. This piece focuses on what worked during COVID, and the importance of keeping high expectations, high-quality instructional materials, and choice and flexibility in a post-pandemic world.
As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week in 2021, we reflect on educators' roles pre-COVID, and three themes that have emerged over the past year that we see continuing in a post-pandemic world.
Tech-Enabled Math Solutions: Investing in the Growth and Continued Innovation of Two High-Quality Math Platforms
The pandemic put the benefits of tech-enabled solutions front and center. While traditional math curriculum providers struggled to adapt, digital and tech-enabled curriculum and solution providers were able to quickly respond to student needs, decreasing the amount of interrupted learning that students experienced. In this post, we highlight two solutions that measurably accelerate math learning: Zearn and ST Math.
NJPRF and Overdeck Family Foundation Partner with TCNJ to Launch Summer Tutoring Corps Program to Tackle COVID-Related Learning Loss
The NJ Summer Tutoring Corps Program is designed to accelerate student learning and address COVID-related learning loss. It's made possible through a combined $2.4 million grant from the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund and Overdeck Family Foundation.
In Q1 of 2021, our foundation awarded 32 grants totaling $12.27 million. Of these, 14 grants were new, while 16 were renewals. This post highlights just some of the many organizations we’re proud to support.
Announcing Updates To Our Funding Model: A Commitment To Multi-Year Grants, More Early Stage Organizations, and Increased Strategic Support
Our updated funding model puts an emphasis on innovation, evidence building, and growth, incorporating the way we’ve funded in the past with lessons from the field to create a responsive funding approach that is attentive to the needs of the social sector.
Op-Ed: How Education Funders Can Support Nonprofits and Schools Differently to Keep Students Learning During and After COVID-19
In a time of decreased budgets and increased need, education funders play a critical role in encouraging nonprofit leaders to stay focused on impact. This piece offers actionable ways foundations and funders can support nonprofits in additon to funding, and spotlights two organizations who have been nimble and responsive during COVID.
Join Foundation Vice President Anu Malipatil as she interviews leaders from LENA, Springboard Collaborative, and BellXcel.