Supporters

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life.

Nellie Mae Education Foundation

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation supports grantmaking efforts to re-shape the education system to be more student-centered. They envision an education system where learning transcends the traditional school calendar and setting. They envision a system where students progress based upon mastery of a skill or topic, rather than time spent in a classroom

The Walton Family Foundation

The Walton Family Foundation is committed to improving K-12 education in the United States at every level – in traditional public schools, charter public schools and private schools. Their strategy is to infuse competitive pressure into America’s K-12 education system by increasing the quantity and quality of school choices available to parents, especially in low-income communities.