Education

BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES IS SUPPORTING BOLD SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE EDUCATION IN AMERICA

STRENGTHENING LEADERSHIP AND WORKING TO REFORM POLICY ACROSS THE U.S.

The strength of our families, our communities, and our nation depends on better education for every child in America. Far too many Americans are unable to realize their potential or fully contribute to their communities and the economy because they are not receiving the education they need and deserve.

Bloomberg Philanthropies aims to improve education in America with an innovative program to strengthen educational leadership and to advance good public policy in communities across the United States. The Bloomberg Education Initiative works in two key focus areas: leadership and policy.

Through our initiatives, we are working to spread success, improve student outcomes, and strengthen American education.

Policy: DRIVING IMPORTANT POLICY REFORMS TO IMPROVE STUDENT OUTCOMES

The United States used to be a leader in high school and college graduation rates. Now, we are ranked 22nd in the world when it comes to high school completion rates and 14th in the world in percentage of 25-34 year-olds with college degrees. To address this relative decline in performance, Bloomberg Philanthropies is working to strengthen America’s educational system by supporting effective policies aimed at improving student outcomes.

Policy

Leadership and Measurement Tools: EMPOWERING EFFECTIVE TEACHERS, PRINCIPALS, AND SUPERINTENDENTS TO SPREAD SUCCESS

America’s most promising educational leaders — teachers, principals, superintendents — are essential to driving improvements and success in education. But these professionals often lack the support and resources to develop and share their work. To fill this void, Bloomberg Philanthropies helped launch a series of fellowship programs for educational leaders at all levels to collaborate, spread effective best practices, and ultimately play a more direct role in shaping education policy.

Leadership and Measurement Tools

CollegePoint: Enrolling High-Achieving, Low- and Moderate-Income Students Into Top Colleges and Universities

Students who attend top tier schools have earnings roughly 25 percent higher than those who attend less selective colleges. Bloomberg Philanthropies’ college access and success initiative, CollegePoint, aims to directly help as many as 65,000 students apply to, enroll in and graduate from top institutions by providing support and guidance.

CollegePoint