Advancing K-12 Education
Bloomberg Philanthropies’ efforts to advance education are grounded in the belief that broad coalitions can help put students’ interests first, increasing high school graduation rates, and, ultimately, college enrollment.
The American public education system is in need of comprehensive reform to ensure that all students are able to realize their full potential. Bloomberg Philanthropies is supporting the success and growth of new and existing high-quality charter and autonomous schools, backing strong local education leaders, and helping create city- and state-level conditions to drive and sustain progress. The goal is to help build a stronger and more modern model of public education – one that is based on evidence, centered on children, and governed by accountability and high standards – so that every child has access to a great education.
Advocacy and political activities are supported by Mike Bloomberg personally and are not in any part supported by The Bloomberg Family Foundation.
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Global Cities, Inc. is a nonprofit dedicated to connecting cities around the world and developing global competence among the next generation through its Global Scholars digital exchange program, which in 2019-20 connected 17,000 students in 53 cities. Students ages 10 to 13 have the opportunity to communicate directly with their peers across the globe in e-classrooms.
Top photo: Mike Bloomberg advocates for stronger and more accountable leadership to enact policies that will improve student achievement across the United States. Photo credit: John Keith, DC Public Education Fund