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.
The Early Impact portfolio at Overdeck Family Foundation funds programs that support school readiness both in and out of "school," ensuring that every child has the opportunity for a strong start. This year, with the many challenges and setbacks created by the pandemic, that work is more critical than ever. This post highlights some of our grantee organizations engaging in this important work.
When schools shut down last March, parents suddenly became tutors and teachers. Schools, no longer able to send information home in backpacks, had to find new ways of communicating. These developments accelerated an appreciation of family engagement to a degree hard to imagine a year ago.
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.
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.
Learn about three organizations that quickly implemented virtual programs during COVID-19 and now have evidence of impact.
A look back on what we've seen and learned as a Foundation over the past 12 months, with a particular emphasis on the work our grantees have done to ensure that children, families, and educators had as much support as possible given the barriers to learning in 2020.
This roundup highlights our grantees’ and Foundation staff’s work in November 2020, especially in response to COVID-19's continuing impact on education.
A roundup highlighting our grantees’ and Foundation staff’s impactful work in October 2020.