Top Education Stories in 2015

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In 2015, the Corporation’s Education Program worked to deepen its engagement in some of the most important, defining areas of the current education landscape, particularly human capital, school and system design, STEM learning, and public engagement. Our investments support the work of innovators who are looking ahead to what student success means in the 21st century, and are developing powerful ideas for enabling all students to realize that success.

Top Stories

1New School Designs: Building on a Commitment

For the past 15 years, the Corporation has supported the design of school models that are reinventing the ways in which educators use time, talent, and technology. Today our grantees are sharing their knowledge with the field as the White House announces a new initiative to support Next Generation High Schools.


2STEM Takes Root in Chicago

Where does the nation stand on the recruiting and training of highly qualified STEM teachers? The Corporation’s grantee, 100Kin10, convened its network of more than 200 organizations for a status report and strategy sessions.


3The Opportunity Equation: Mobilizing for Math and Science

In 2009, the Corporation formed a commission tasked with finding ways to revitalize the study of math and science education in this country. See what happened next with this interactive, multimedia report, including profiles of grantee organizations that are improving the outcomes of all students.


4Escape from Math Phobia

Revamped remedial math courses created with Carnegie Corporation support aim to move students more quickly into college-level math through a new approach that includes building lessons around real-life situations and placing students in groups to work out solutions as a team.