Foundations Commit Nearly $2 Million for "Better Evidence for Better Schools"

A new consortium of New York City-based funders—including Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Ford Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the William T. Grant Foundation—has joined forces to invest in the Research Alliance for New York City Schools at New York University. The Chicago-based Spencer Foundation also announced a substantial new grant to the organization. Together, the five foundations have pledged $1.9 million to support the Research Alliance’s core operations over the next three years.

“These resources are critical for helping us build stronger connections with educators, policymakers, and community groups,” said James J. Kemple, the Research Alliance’s executive director. “Our aim is to produce ‘better evidence for better schools’ by engaging a range of education stakeholders, and conducting research that is not only rigorous, but also relevant to the problems that educators face in schools and classrooms.”

Press release.

Posted 9/9/14