Report: Confronting Systemic Inequity in Education

How can philanthropy be more effective at deploying its limited resources to help reform and improve our nation's school systems?


That is one of the central questions addressed in an informative new report issued by by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and co-authored by NEA Foundation board member Kevin Welner.


The report offers strategies for how education grantmakers can more effectively address inequity in education. It suggests a targeted focus on the needs of marginalized

Grantee Video: Music to Our Ears

Elementary music educators at North Brook Elementary in Vale, North Carolina jazzed up a traditional poetry lesson for fourth and fifth grade students with the help of a NEA Foundation grant. 


Using the Garage Band computer program, students

Collaboration: An Undervalued Key to Sustaining School Reform Efforts

By Harriet Sanford

President & CEO, The NEA Foundation


Last month, we brought together an amazing group of individuals, the leaders of our Closing the Achievement Gaps Initiative sites. At our annual convening, teams of local union leaders,

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