Aligned with our core value of “learn better, together,” Overdeck Family Foundation is committed to promoting transparent research practices by lifting up timely findings. Here, we share the results of seven grantee research studies that have concluded in Q2.
Stephanie Banchero of The Joyce Foundation and Irene Chen write about why the traditional school staffing model must be reimagined. This challenging moment in education is an opportunity for district and school leaders to embrace innovative, differentiated staffing that creatively utilizes educators and plays to their strengths—positioning schools for long-term success.
In Q2 2022, our foundation awarded 30 grants totaling over $12.5 million dollars. Of these, 13 grants were new and 17 were renewals. This post highlights just some of the many organizations we’re proud to support.
To support teachers and address Covid learning loss, a multitude of stakeholders and strategies must be leveraged. Uchenna Ezibe explores how afterschool, summer, and other out-of-school time STEM organizations can partner with schools and districts to promote positive academic and social-emotional outcomes for children.
Melanie Dukes talks with leaders from the Center on Reinventing Public Education, CommonLit, Khan Academy, Quill, ST Math, and Transcend about the innovative ways technology is being used to accelerate student-centered learning, and the cutting-edge approaches each organization is using to respond to students’ learning needs and augment teachers’ expertise.
Educators need access to evidence that helps them select high-quality curricular materials, paired with ongoing support to use these materials to their full potential. Laurie Sztejnberg shares why this is so vital and how our ecosystem grantees work to empower K-9 teachers and school leaders by generating evidence of what is working at the intersection of curriculum and professional learning.
Supporting Early Childhood Development: An Interview with The Hunt Institute’s Javaid Siddiqi and Dan Wuori
We caught up with The Hunt Institute’s President & CEO, Javaid Siddiqi, and Senior Director of Early Learning, Dan Wuori, to ask how the organization supports state leaders as they navigate early childhood policy, what innovations they're seeing across state investments, and more.
As we enter our third pandemic year, it’s critical that families and educators have the support they need to ensure that our youngest learners are on the path to early school success. Carly Roberts highlights three grantees that innovated their program models to be shorter, easier to implement, and/or delivered virtually or in a hybrid model, to provide that much-needed support.
Melanie Dukes has been named Associate Program Director, K-9 Education, and Carly Roberts has been named Associate Program Director, Out-of-School Learning.
In Q1 2022, our foundation awarded 41 grants totaling over $12 million dollars. Of these, 17 grants were new and 24 were renewals. This post highlights just some of the many organizations we’re proud to support this quarter as we begin our 2022 grantmaking.