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K-12 Education Reform

Focus Areas & Types of Programs Funded

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                   “Education needs to be relevant.
     Schools must provide knowledge and expertise that will help
       prepare young people to be successful in life.”

Our goal in this funding area

Improve the quality of the K-12 education system to ensure increased student achievement.

Bill Daniels’ motivation

Bill felt strongly that every student deserves a quality education that is relevant and applicable to the workplace. He believed in the power of competition and alternative approaches to achieve reform, and offer families quality educational choices.

Focus Areas & Types of Programs Funded
Reform/school Choice Parental Engagement Teacher/Leadership Quality
  • Charter schools
    • Charter schools
    • Charter conversions
    • Replication of high-performing charter schools
    • Pre-school programs
  • Tuition assistance programs (portable vouchers)
  • Challenges to the status quo
    • Teacher tenure, evaluation, and compensation reform
    • Significant reforms that challenge barriers to quality
  • Education and resources
  • Parental advocacy for high quality schools and/or school choice
  • Community engagement
  • Innovative teacher/leadership pipelines for charter schools