America Achieves, Inc.

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
    $650,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    3/18/2013
  • Term
    26 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Strategies
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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