Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors has announced grants totaling $2.52 million to ten nonprofit organizations working to advance education reform in California.
Awarded through the California Education Policy Fund, the grants will support programs that address K-12 and community college policy-related issues such as standards and accountability, data systems, teacher effectiveness, college readiness, and financial reform. Launched in 2011 with funds from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, CEPF supports high-performing advocacy groups working to promote Deeper Learning — the academic knowledge and higher-order skills students need to succeed in the twenty-first century — in California schools and school districts.
Grant recipients include the Career Ladders Project, Children Now, EdSource, Education Trust-West, the Educational Results Partnership, the Foundation for California Community Colleges, the Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy, the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, the Partnership for Children and Youth, and Public Advocates.
"The efforts of the Hewlett Foundation and other donors, along with these exceptional grantee organizations, are building on the already strong momentum in education reform in California," said RPA president and CEO Melissa Berman.