Cities, counties join new initiative to focus on kindergarten readiness

Education Week Several national organizations are coming together to work on increasing kindergarten readiness for children from birth to age 3. The National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, Center for the Study of Social Policy, National Institute for Children’s Health Quality and StriveTogether are partnering to focus on what medical professionals say is…

National organizations form joint effort to improve kindergarten readiness for children from birth to 3

Working together, organizations will launch coordinated effort to advance programs and policies focused on early years in life when rapid periods of brain development are critical for later success WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 17, 2017) — Research consistently shows that the most rapid period of brain development is in the first years of life, when a baby’s…

What’s interesting about the latest K-12 move by Chan Zuckerberg

Inside Philanthropy Mark Zuckerberg’s education philanthropy has come a long way since his $100 million investment in Newark public schools in 2010. The latest K-12 gift from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the organization that Zuck and Priscilla Chan created two years ago, underscores the couple’s commitment to personalized learning and embraces a community-led approach, one…

College costs trend up as financial aid lags

Politico The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Ford Foundation are investing $1.5 million to bolster “student-centered learning” through a competitive grant program that will award up to $150,000 to 10 school districts or communities of schools. The grant program will be administered by three organizations — the Coalition for Community Schools, Communities in Schools and…

10 communities will receive up to $150,000 each to improve outcomes for kids

National organizations align networks to launch Students at the Center Community Challenge WASHINGTON, D.C. — Imagine a school where children are at the center of their education experience, with the support of the entire community behind them. This vision of student-centered learning drives the work of three national nonprofit organizations aligning their networks to achieve better…

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Ford Foundation to support ‘student-centered’ learning systems

Education Week The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Ford Foundation are teaming up with three national organizations that promote whole-child initiatives for a new program that will award up to $150,000 each to 10 communities that propose new ideas for meeting the needs of diverse student populations. “This approach emphasizes the needs and interests of…