While young people in the U.S. are completing high school and college at record levels, we've fallen from first in the world to 22nd and 13th on these measures. Our gains have not kept pace with leading countries or the higher skill bar needed for success in today's world. Success in the 21st century requires higher levels of education, deeper learning, and the ability to apply skills to solve real world problems.
We back the initiatives of outstanding leaders with game-changing ideas to improve how we prepare young people for success. We catalyze impact in three areas.
Our initiatives help America's students and educators accelerate excellence and deepen their learning by solving challenging, real-world problems.
We help initiatives like Results for America, a bipartisan coalition that has already helped shift over $2B in funding to an evidence based approach.
We back initiatives expanding opportunity and improving outcomes in higher education for low and moderate income students.
We catalyze large scale impact by identifying and supporting outstanding leaders with game-changing ideas, and matching them with results-orientated funding, and strategic and operational support.
Expanding Opportunity for young Americans to get the education and preparation they need to succeed and lead
College is a big experience, no matter who you are. But for students from low-income backgrounds, who are often also first-generation college goers, college can feel especially weighty—as it’s essential to launch and grow a successful career. Career success is about far more than good grades. It also hinges on what students dooutside of the […]
The School of Science and Engineering (SEM), in Dallas Independent School District, participated in the OECD Test for Schools 2012 pilot and again during the 2013-2014 administration. The results from both years provided valuable information as to areas in which SEM could improve. While SEM students performed quite well in all content areas, the school […]
One of my former principals developed a strategy for increasing attendance at family/student/teacher conferences. He counted the number of families who had attended during his first year as principal and then set a goal for the next one. He then figured that the amount ought to increase by the same amount the next time, and […]