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.

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

College Access and Success: 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 initiatives aim to directly help students apply to, enroll in and graduate from top institutions by providing support and guidance.

College Access and Success

Career and Technical Education: Giving High School Graduates a Choice

Innovative apprenticeship pilot programs are taking place around the United States to help students obtain credentials or certifications and work experience during high school in order to secure jobs after graduation

Career and Technical Education