Project participants receive a complimentary organizational membership in Learning Forward, access to an electronic library of resources and tools, the ability to build capacity across networks to collaboratively advance standards implementation through transformed professional learning systems, and an advanced understanding of comprehensive professional learning among education policy decision makers.
"The Common Core State Standards provide an opportunity for students to become critical thinkers and to have access to the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful future," said Susan Sandler of the Sandler Foundation. "We are proud to support efforts to make sure educators are provided with the tools and expertise to meet the challenge of the Common Core and accelerate the pace of student achievement nationwide."
About Learning Forward Learning Forward's purpose is ensuring that every educator engages in effective professional learning every day so every student achieves. Learning Forward is a nonprofit, international association of learning educators focused on increasing student achievement through more effective professional development. To learn more about the impact of high-quality professional learning, visit www.learningforward.org .
About Sandler Foundation The Sandler Foundation is a national foundation that works to improve quality of life. It seeks to promote education policy changes that support high-quality learning environments where learning is meaningful, substantive, and relevant to individual and societal needs and interests. The foundation focuses on equitable educational policies that create effective systems for effectively reaching students who are currently least well-served by the school system.SOURCE Learning Forward