Groundbreaking Innovation in Teaching and Learning
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
The Broad Foundation supports a scholarship program that encourages highly talented graduates of Detroit Public Schools to attend Michigan State University’s five-year teacher preparation program. Students who accept the scholarship commit to teach in Detroit Public Schools upon completion of the program.
NATIONAL COUNCIL ON TEACHER QUALITY
The Broad Foundation supports the National Council on Teacher Quality in developing a report card on the quality of schools of education across the country. The report will be published in U.S. News and World Report.
NEW YORK CITY - SCHOOL OF ONE
The Broad Foundation supports The New York City Department of Education’s “School of One” in its mission to break with K–12 education’s traditional teacher-student model by creating a dynamic, individualized learning environment for every student. Each student has a unique, personalized schedule comprised of a tailored mix of group sessions, lectures with live teachers, computer-assisted self-paced learning, and work with virtual tutors, all of which has been mapped out based on a combination of the student’s learning preferences and previous performance.
Rocketship Education, a Silicon Valley-based charter management organization, is the nation's most successful example of school-level integration of technology. Using a hybrid education model, Rocketship’s goal is to reduce operating costs while working to eliminate the achievement gap for low-income and minority students. The Broad Foundation supports Rocketship's plan to expand by formalizing leadership development and building software to track student performance data.