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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Re-Envisioning "Innovative Schools" for 2021: Why We’re Investing Deeper in Tech-Enabled Learning Solutions
Over the past year, the Innovative Schools portfolio has increased its confidence in the ability of tech-enabled interventions to meet and measurably impact ever-growing needs for students across the country. Read more about our redefined strategy, and why we're focusing on leveraging technology to create and support student-centered, evidence-based K-9 learning solutions.
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.
This roundup highlights some of the impactful work our grantees and staff accomplished in September 2020.
Nobody could have predicted a year ago what the 2020-21 school year would bring. We’re grateful to the many grantees in the Innovative Schools portfolio who were well-positioned to incorporate tech-enabled innovation to meet the moment.