Learning Forward is a national association that builds education leaders’ capacity to establish and sustain highly effective professional learning for their organizations. This grant will fund the What Matters Now Network, which convenes state, district, and school leaders so they can develop solutions for improving professional learning systems. The network expects to facilitate and study practitioner-driven policy changes that will increase support for educators and outcomes for underserved students.
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for general operating support
The National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future develops visions for teaching practice and policy; advocates for quality teaching through work with national, state, and local education agencies that develop prototypes for improved teacher preparation and organization; and conducts outreach to those who influence education legislation and policy. Through past research, the commission has identified ways to encourage teaching that cultivates deeper student learning; now it will develop a multistate network to implement these conditions and systems. This work will advance the Education Program’s goals to support best instructional policies and practices.
for updating teaching professional development standards
Learning Forward is a nonprofit association dedicated to advancing professional learning in order to improve educator practice and student achievement. The organization will update and enhance the widely adopted Standards for Professional Learning that guide the field by incorporating new research and policy as well as input from educators, system leaders, policymakers, and researchers. Leaning Forward will then develop and disseminate these field-vetted standards and implementation tools, along with related resources, which will contribute to the transformation of U.S. education systems.