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Helping Children Aging Out of Foster Care Prepare for Independence

Posted on February 2, 2009 by Exponent Philanthropy, Annie E. Casey Foundation

Whether you already fund programs and activities that support children aging out of foster care prepare for independence, or are considering doing so, the guide will spark your thinking – and that of your foundation peers – and deepen your understanding of effective strategies to prepare young people aging out of foster care to build bright and promising futures for… Read More

Ensuring Success for Young Children: Early Childhood Literacy

Posted on February 2, 2009 by Exponent Philanthropy

Research shows that reading abilities in third grade act as a tell-tale barometer for later school success, since children who read at grade level are more likely to graduate from high school. And those who graduate from high school are more likely to pursue further education or get a job. This discussion guide for small foundations explores strategies for supporting… Read More

A Primer on the U.S. Public Education System: What a Donor Needs to Know About the Biggest Challenges and Biggest Opportunities

Posted on February 2, 2009 by Exponent Philanthropy, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Bill &Amp; Melinda Gates Foundation, Grantmakers for Education, Social Venture Partners

This primer provides information on the characteristics of public school students, student achievement, public school funding, and school decision-making in order to help inform potential educational philanthropists… Read More

Closing the Achievement Gap – Strategic Funding Attracts CO-INVESTMENT

Posted on February 28, 2008 by Tory Read

An object of every education investment that the Annie E. Casey Foundation makes is to attract co-investment in promising and evidence-based programs and policies. This publication provides an in-depth look at Casey’s strategic early investment in one inNovative but as yet unproved activity – Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson’s Charter Initiative — and stories about the Foundation’s education grants to two… Read More

Closing the Achievement Gap – Getting to RESULTS

Posted on February 28, 2008 by Tory Read

The first publication in this series describes the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s efforts to develop a flexible but rigorous results measurement system that enables the Foundation and its grantees to reflect on practice and then change course as necessary to achieve the desired result. It also presents the Foundation’s own progress in the area of education results measurement. This article… Read More

Closing the Achievement Gap – Creating Quality Choices: DISTRICT SCHOOLS

Posted on February 28, 2008 by Tory Read

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has supported a number of different efforts at district school improvement in order to learn how small investments might contribute to closing the achievement gap. This publication provides an in-depth look at the Foundation’s multi-year investment in a school district in Atlanta. It also includes stories about Casey’s contributions to district improvements in Oakland and… Read More

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