EdSurge Receives Support From the Gates Foundation, CZI

Diversity and Equity

EdSurge Receives Support From the Gates Foundation, CZI

Jul 27, 2018

In 2018, EdSurge received two grants totaling $1.45 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to support research and editorial projects that explore topics spanning K-12 and higher education.

We received $700,000 from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to explore how school communities across the country are changing to meet the needs of all learners. As part of this research project, EdSurge is convening educators and school leaders in different regions to discuss the challenges they’ve faced, along with practices and strategies they are finding to be successful. To share what we learn, we will be publishing a collection of stories written by staff reporters and education practitioners. These stories will explore how school communities:

  • interpret the term “personalized learning” and implement strategies to make learning more personal for students;
  • shifting teaching and learning practices to teach and capture growth for the “whole child”;
  • incorporate evidence-based research and learning sciences into their work.

We also received $750,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to examine higher-ed practitioners’ understanding of the challenges and opportunities created by digital learning services and courseware. This work includes facilitating online convenings of faculty and digital learning leaders, and publishing stories that amplify the voices of people leading innovative teaching practices, especially at colleges and institutions that serve low-income, historically-disadvantaged learners.

EdSurge retains sole editorial control over all the content supported by these grants. Stories published as part of these grant-funded projects will always include a disclosure, as they have in the past. In all cases, our funders understand that their support for EdSurge does not influence our choice of stories or how we cover issues. (Please refer to our Ethics statement for details.)

Learn more about EdSurge operations, ethics and policies here. Learn more about EdSurge supporters here.

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