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Education Grantees

2014 Education Grants

Find more information about grantees in our Annual Reports.

Washington, DC $200,000
For support of MinnCAN, its Minnesota chapter, to pursue an advocacy campaign that includes teacher quality reforms and support for replicating high-quality charter schools in the state. (1 yr)
Bellwether Education Partners
Wellesley, MA $253,000
To support expansion of its work on teacher pension reform issues through key policy reports, and to seed work on teacher preparation/licensure policy reform. (1 yr)
Charter School Partners
Minneapolis, MN $100,000
To support advocacy and outreach programs to increase the number of high-quality schools in Minneapolis. (1 yr)
Education Reform Now
New York, NY $150,000
For continued funding to support its engagement of community and faith leaders, elected officials, and youth on issues related to the need for more high-quality school options in Chicago. (1 yr)
Education Writers Association
Washington, DC $139,000
To improve media coverage of Education policy issues by strengthening the capacity of journalists across the country, with a particular focus on Great Lakes region reporters. (1 yr)
Educators 4 Excellence
New York, NY $200,000
To support efforts to drive student outcomes by engaging and mobilizing teachers and elevating their voices in local education policy conversations. (1 yr)
Latino Policy Forum
Chicago, IL $500,000
To advocate for the development and successful implementation of policies to improve instruction and early literacy outcomes for dual-language learners in Illinois. (2 yrs) 
Minneapolis Foundation
Minneapolis, MN $100,000
To support the Education Transformation Initiative's IFF Quality Schools Study for Minneapolis. (1 yr)
National Association of Charter School Authorizers
Chicago, IL $100,000
To advocate for policies to improve charter school accountability and strengthen authorizing practices in Indiana and Minnesota. (1 yr)
National Council on Teacher Quality
Washington, DC $200,000
To support research and production of the annual State Teacher Policy Yearbook and the 2015 State of the States report, which, this year, will spotlight policies on principal evaluations. (1 yr)
New America Foundation
Washington, DC $225,000
To conduct a 50-state evaluation of key preK-3rd grade education policies that could help states ensure that all children are on track to reading on grade level by the end of third grade. (18 mos)
Ounce of Prevention Fund
Chicago, IL $500,000
To advance the early learning tools, policies, and systems needed to improve early literacy outcomes for students in grades preK-3 in Illinois. (2 yrs)
Public Impact
Chapel Hill, NC $250,000
To support Opportunity Culture site expansion and policy analysis within local school districts and states, particularly in the Great Lakes. (1 yr)
Stand for Children Leadership Center
Portland, OR $300,000
To strengthen the young family engagement program, Stand University for Parents, which the Foundation helped to establish. (1 yr)
Students for Education Reform
New York, NY $103,000
To provide high-impact training to college students on education reform, education policy, and community organizing in Minnesota. (1 yr)
Teach For America Inc.
Minneapolis, MN $100,000
For its Twin Cities office to support the creation of Minnesota's first alternative licensure program in partnership with the University of Minnesota. (2 yrs)
Teach for America Inc.
New York, NY $100,000
To support Leadership for Educational Equity's efforts to catalyze education reform by providing leadership development to Teach for America alumni. (1 yr)
The Mind Trust
Indianapolis, IN $200,000
To support an Innovation School Fellowship that will help launch Innovation Network Schools in Indianapolis Public Schools. (1 yr)

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New Findings on Effectiveness of Teacher Development

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Policy recommendations for teacher professional development

The Chicago chapter of Educators 4 Excellence (E4E) released its first policy memo on how to better align professional development to teacher needs.


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