America Achieves, Inc.

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
    $650,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    3/16/2015
  • Term
    23 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Strategies
Overview
America Achieves is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing excellence and equity in U.S. education and preparing young people for success in college, careers, and citizenship. America Achieves would work to imbue deeper learning practices across its individual programs, including a global network of schools and districts using the OECD Test for Schools (based on PISA) for benchmarking and improvement purposes; a teacher and principal fellows program aimed at creating educator leaders; and an initiative to promote parental engagement in education, among others. This work fosters bottom-up activities that support and spread deeper learning practices in schools.
About the Grantee
Address
1460 Broadway, 8th Floor,
New York, NY 20001-2030
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
America Achieves is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing excellence and equity in U.S. schools. America Achieves will continue to imbue deeper learning across its individual programs, which include a global network of schools and districts using the OECD Test for Schools (based on PISA) for benchmarking and improvement purposes, as well as a teacher and principal fellows program aimed at creating educator leaders. The organization’s work supports an increase in bottom-up demand for deeper learning practices both by exposing teacher leaders to deeper learning champions and by supporting the spread of improved instructional practices using a common benchmark.
for the Results for America project to improve use of evidence in federal budget allocations  
Today less than 1 percent of federal spending explicitly considers evidence of impact as a criterion for funding. Launched in 2012, Results for America seeks to create a new norm for allocating public dollars through "investing in what works," helping to drive public resources toward results-oriented solutions.

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