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 education system is in need of comprehensive reform to ensure that all students are able to realize their full potential. Strong coalitions can help achieve this goal — Bloomberg Philanthropies is focused on identifying effective advocates and improving leadership to help advance schools’ policy.
Mike Bloomberg is using his personal funds to advocate for stronger and more accountable leadership to enact policies that will improve student achievement across the country. In states like Tennessee and Louisiana and cities like Washington, D.C., and Indianapolis, he is supporting pro-reform candidates regardless of their political affiliation and backing those whose actions will make a real and sustainable difference. The effort aims for aligned assessments and higher standards overall.
Advocacy and political activities are supported by Mike Bloomberg personally and are not in any part supported by The Bloomberg Family Foundation.
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