Foundation commits $15 million to tweak school design
March 25, 2013
Many individuals find a variety of teaching styles effective, but because no two students are the same, an instructor's efforts do not always pan out for everyone. With tweaking the design of how various academic resources are used to influence education, the Carnegie Corporation of New York has committed $15 million to district-based schools. Moreover, the nonprofit has vowed to launch Springpoint in January, a school design institute to provide new ideas on academic programs.
This commitment comes on the heels of the group's latest report on how instructors can integrate elements like technology, time, money and additional resources to help students meet proposed Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. These guidelines help ensure individuals are prepared for college or other post-graduate studies and work.
"Powerful school designs can enable students to pursue individualized pathways toward college and career readiness while ensuring a focus on equity and quality for every student," report co-author Leah Hamilton explained.
The Carnegie Corporation has been invested in providing organizations that are dedicated to spreading knowledge in various areas since 1911. Thus far, thanks in part to a $2 billion endowment form Andrew Carnegie, the foundation has made grants totaling more than $1.4 billion.
Foundations and organizations that provide annual funding might benefit from nonprofit accounting software, which can help board members audit funds and make sure the correct amounts are being distributed to various programs each year.