In recent years, more and more proof points have emerged that well-designed, externally-provided professional learning can drive significant improvements in both teacher and student-level outcomes, and do so at a fraction of the cost of the average school system’s annual spend on professional development. We explore why scaling this type of professional learning for educators is critical, the impact it can have on student learning, and what still remains to be learned.
Setting students up for success is crucial every year, but particularly so following the trauma and disruption caused by the pandemic. Here’s what we predict will be critical in ensuring children can both recover and accelerate in the upcoming academic year.
When a school has high-quality working conditions like fair expectations and clear communication, teachers do better, even during challenging times.
COVID-19: $2.6 Million of Rapid Response Grants for Digitizing Services, Growth and Expansion, Educational Materials, and Research
Overdeck Family Foundation has approved a series of rapid response grants totaling over $2.6 million in funding across four categories: digitizing services, growth and expansion, educational materials, and research.
This roundup highlights some of the great work our grantees and Foundation staff accomplished in November 2019.
A roundup of grantee and Foundation news from March 2019.