The Education Program in 2009
After graduation, three Southern California friends commandeered one family's dilapidated RV and drove across the country to interview professionals whose work interested them. What started as a lark to help the three graduates find a career now may hold one key to lowering California’s devastating problem with high school dropouts. Photo courtesy of Roadtrip Nation.
- Increase economic opportunity and civic engagement by education students to succeed in a changing world through deeper learning
- improve the conditions for education reform in California
- Equalize access to knowledge for teachers and students around the globe through Open Educational Resources
- Raise educational achievement in disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area
In 2009, the Education Program made 117 grants to 86 organizations, totaling over $39 million.
The Education Program in the News in 2009:
Featured Website: American Institutes for Research
The Liberation of Textbooks
Taking to the Road in Search of a Career
Sowing the Seeds of Arts Education
Closing the Education Gap in America's Poorest Neighborhoods