Education

2018 Public Education Learning Series

In 2018, WRAG is exploring critical topics in public education. Education funders in the Greater Washington region are invited to join us at the following programs:

     May 2: "Increasing Diversity in Our Region's Teacher Workforce"

     September 13: "Creating Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive K-12 Public Schools"

     November 28: "Strengthening Connections Between Schools, Families & the Community"

The 2018 Public Education Learning Series is generously sponsored by the TGR Foundation. 

Resources

What Funders Need to Know: The Connection Between Education and Housing 
Across the nation, and especially in our region, more and more children are experiencing housing instability and homelessness. What can philanthropy do to prevent a chain reaction that starts with unstable housing, leads to poor educational outcomes, and continues to create life-long barriers to opportunity? We have some suggestions.

What Funders Need to Know: How Do Good Teachers Become Great? 
Over the past decade, numerous studies have provided incontrovertible proof that the single most important factor affecting student achievement in a school building is the quality of the teacher standing in front of the classroom. The brief explores the elements of effective professional development that mold teachers into high-performers. Are your grants supporting organizations that embrace these techniques?

          Grantmakers for Education, the national affinity group of education funders