EDUCATION: CONDITIONS FOR SUSTAINED INNOVATION
Diverse coalitions are best positioned to design, sustain, and advocate for innovative educational models that respond to student and community needs. We support grassroots and grasstops efforts that push the education system to be more iterative, transparent, and responsive to the needs of students.
Our grants and resources in this focus area may support:
- Efforts to diversify, attract, place, and retain talented educators — particularly in rural areas
- Advocacy and media efforts that elevate student voice and/or advance Gates priorities
- Developing collaborative, pooled funds with other stakeholders — especially to support innovation
- Helping to launch new organizations (such as RootEd and Lyra) to address unmet challenges in education