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2014 Carnegie Hall Society Inc. International Program $125,000
Date: 06/12/2014
Duration (months): 12
Description: For support of UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa
Link: www.carnegiehall.org
Abstract: South Africa is home to a rich and diverse culture, thanks to a population of over 50 million that comprises a broad swath of ethnicities, religions, and languages. Yet much of the nation’s wide-ranging artistic heritage is unknown to American audiences. Carnegie Hall, world famous for showcasing the best music and musicians from around the globe, seeks to help change that this fall with a citywide festival, UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa. The event will expose a broad swath of New York City residents and tourists to South African music and will feature a curated mix of critically-acclaimed and "under-the-radar" artists. Carnegie Hall has partnered with venues and organizations throughout the five boroughs to host a diverse array of festival offerings, including free concerts, symposia, and media initiatives.
2014 ProPublica, Inc. Special Opportunities $150,000
Date: 06/12/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: For K-12 education reporting
Link: www.propublica.org
Abstract: Since its founding seven years ago, ProPublica, a non-profit, web-based news outlet, has been at the forefront of investigative journalism in the digital age, finding success in spite of continued turmoil in the media world. The first online news organization to win a Pulitzer Prize, ProPublica’s strength lies in both the quality of its reporting staff and its extensive data-mining and analysis capabilities. With Corporation support, the outlet will extend its coverage to the realm of K-12 education, an area of significant interest and importance to both the Corporation and the general public. With the hiring of Heather Vogell, an experienced education reporter, ProPublica will now more regularly be able to pursue subject matter ranging from the rollout of the Common Core to inequality and exploitation in the nation’s educational system.
2014 Carnegie Mellon University Special Opportunities $225,000
Date: 06/12/2014
Duration (months): 12
Description: For the expansion of the Simon DataLab user community and the development of a best practices learning science module
Link: www.cmu.edu
Abstract: Universities are rushing to explore ways to harness developments in online educational technology to improve student learning outcomes. In order to maximize the impact of such tools, it is necessary to design them with specific standards and metrics in mind, yet currently this best practice is not sufficiently implemented by most online courses. With Corporation support, Carnegie Mellon will seek to help change this by improving accessibility and usability of the world’s largest and oldest learning science data repository, the Simon DataLab, and by creating a Best Practices Learning Science Module to help faculty incorporate learning sciences into online instruction. Overall, these activities will help further the aims of the Simon Initiative, a program launched by Carnegie Mellon President Subra Suresh to accelerate the university’s landmark research and practice in the learning sciences.
2014 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Special Opportunities $225,000
Date: 06/12/2014
Duration (months): 18
Description: For an online education policy initiative
Link: www.mit.edu
Abstract: The potential for online technology to improve learning outcomes in higher education is enormous, yet as the technology continues to develop, the future and efficacy of online learning remains unclear. Many policy makers are seeking direction on this subject, and they look to institutions like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), internationally recognized as a leader in online learning. With Corporation support, MIT will launch an online education policy initiative to explore how the growth and development of online learning will affect teaching and learning, institutional business models, and global educational engagement strategies. MIT will then share the results of the study through a dissemination campaign targeted at policy makers, to help inform and further the discussion surrounding technology-enhanced educational tools.
2014 Center for Research Libraries Special Opportunities $248,500
Date: 06/12/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: For an open web repository of civil society documentation
Link: http://www.crl.edu
Abstract: A healthy civil society is dependent upon access to government documentation by all citizens, regardless of ideological affiliation. Thus, it is critical that this documentation be preserved for the historical record. Yet the censorship, suppression, and even destruction of government documents by political regimes are chronic problems in many parts of the world. The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is home to one of the most comprehensive collections of official gazettes that function as the "legal newspapers" of many countries, and are often the versions of record or only published record of key government documents such as new laws, decrees, regulations, and court decisions. CRL seeks to digitize a portion of its archives and establish an open web repository representing ten nations in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa where the integrity and survival of these government documents is known to be threatened.
2014 The Regents of the University of California National Program, Strengthening US Democracy $250,000
Date: 06/12/2014
Duration (months): 12
Description: For development of the Each and Every Child organization
Link: journalism.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: The Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards are an unprecedented commitment by states to educate all young people to a higher standard and prepare them for successful participation in an increasingly complex, global society. These standards are a critical milestone in helping to ensure access to an equal education for all students. But the standards alone are not enough to deliver the kind of change that is necessary in the U.S. education system. Buy-in and champions are needed across the country to significantly increase demand for the kinds of schools and systems that can truly help all students meet the challenge of the higher standards. The National Equity and Excellence Commission, chartered by the U.S. Congress, began to engage these kinds of partners through its work on the For Each and Every Child report, which was released on February 2, 2013. With Corporation support, the For Each and Every Child initiative housed at the University of California, Berkeley, and led by commission co-chair Christopher Edley, will continue the mobilization work of the commission, engaging diverse partners in discussion and concrete development of strategy aligned to the recommendations of the commission.
2014 Police Executive Research Forum National Program, Strengthening US Democracy, Democracy and Civic Integration Immigrant Civic Integration $250,000
Date: 06/12/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: For support of its immigration program
Link: www.policeforum.org
Abstract: The unauthorized immigrant population in the United States poses significant challenges for local law enforcement agencies across the country. While federal policymakers have so far failed to negotiate a comprehensive immigration reform plan, local law enforcement officials across the country have been tasked with enforcing the broken immigration laws that undermine successful community policing practices. The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) is a national organization of law enforcement chief executives from city, county, and state agencies who collectively serve more than half the country’s population. PERF is committed to the application of research in policing and to promoting innovation that will enhance the quality of life in American communities. With renewed Corporation support, PERF will work with local police leaders to consider the impact of potential immigration reform efforts—at the federal, state, and local levels—on local policing efforts, and to develop guidance and informed policy recommendations that can be shared with law enforcement agencies nationwide.
2014 Wilton Park International Program, International Peace and Security States at Risk $294,300
Date: 06/12/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: For support of two international conferences and associated activities on peacebuilding in Africa
Abstract: Founded in 1946, Wilton Park organizes over fifty events a year in the United Kingdom and in other countries, convening leading representatives from the worlds of politics, diplomacy, academia, business, civil society, the military, and the media. In partnership with two key International Program grantees, the Social Science Research Council-led African Peacebuilding Network and the Kings College London-led African Leadership Centre, Wilton Park will organize two, forty-to-fifty participant, two-day international conferences. These events will bring together a range of Corporation grantees with local partners, international institutions, activists, and scholars from both the Global North and South, and key policymakers in order to discuss African perspectives on peacebuilding, focused on scholarly and practical approaches on the continent.
2014 Turnaround for Children, Inc. National Program, Urban and Higher Education New Designs for Education Systems $300,000
Date: 06/12/2014
Duration (months): 18
Description: As a final grant for general support
Link: www.turnaroundforchildren.org
Abstract: There is growing evidence that many of the challenges that students living in poverty face are predictable and that schools can develop intentional structures and supports to mitigate the negative effects. Turnaround for Children is among the organizations helping to shape the knowledge and create new capacity in the field to restructure schools to confront these issues. Turnaround for Children works directly with high poverty, struggling schools to develop structures and practices to establish an orderly environment and positive school culture. This final general support grant will provide Turnaround for Children with the discretion to conduct final phase activities across organization functions. These activities are aimed at continuous improvement of model design, development of new partners and products, and conducting widespread outreach to the field.
2014 Partnership for a Secure America, Inc. International Program, International Peace and Security Nuclear Security $325,000
Date: 06/12/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: For a project to strengthen the International Atomic Energy Agency through informed partnerships
Link: www.psaonline.org
Abstract: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is essential to reducing the risks of nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism and to advance peaceful uses of nuclear technology. However, its relatively modest resources and mandate make it difficult to fulfill these goals. This proposal aims to develop a road map of informed ideas and recommendations to engage the private and philanthropic sectors in efforts to help the IAEA strengthen its capacity. The project will commission research and convene working groups on promoting and securing the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and technology. Rather than providing an outside critique, this project would seek to work with the IAEA to create linkages that will result in further public-private partnerships. If successful, this project would help the private and philanthropic sector understand opportunities to constructively engage with the IAEA.
2014 Columbia University International Peace and Security, International Program $350,000
Date: 06/12/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: As a final grant for the Gulf 2000 Project
Link: www.columbia.edu
Abstract: The Gulf 2000 project, based at Columbia University, connects and strengthens the community of specialists working on Persian Gulf issues. Established in 1993 by Executive Director Gary Sick, a Persian Gulf expert and former National Security Council staff member under Presidents Ford, Carter, and Reagan, the project today comprises a selective worldwide association of 2,200 specialists on Gulf issues, many from within the region. Network members share and expand their expertise by communicating directly through the Gulf 2000’s moderated, members-only web site. The site assembles the best available information on the region and helps uncover and disseminate stories beneath the headlines. As a result, Gulf 2000’s "public intelligence" routinely filters its way into regional and world media, as well as to governments. This is a final grant for the Gulf 2000 project.
2014 Mercy Corps $351,000
Date: 06/12/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: For activities to improve information sharing and cumulative learning among North Korea Track II practitioners and other nongovernmental groups
Abstract: Since its founding in 2006, the National Committee on North Korea (NCNK, which is based at Mercy Corps for administrative purposes but retains its independent status) has established a strong record among North Korea hands as a mechanism for bringing greater coherence to nongovernmental work in this area. NCNK convenes meetings among Track II and other practitioners—including Corporation grantees—to share information, compare experiences and data, and interpret and respond to the political environment in all countries with interest in this subject. NCNK is the only policy organization that regularly takes a big picture approach to North Korea, addressing the spectrum of North Korea policy issues not just for the sake of analysis but also to help practitioners in all fields analyze and refine their programming. Corporation support would provide continuing support for this work.
2014 Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship International Program, International Peace and Security Nuclear Security $400,000
Date: 06/12/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: For a project to build capacity among the next generation of leaders in peace and security issues
Link: http://www.scoville.org
Abstract: With a generation of security specialists close to retirement, the peace and security community will eventually lose their expertise, practical knowledge, and professional and political savvy. The Corporation’s International Peace and Security (IPS) grantmaking supports efforts that work to cultivate future generations of peace and security specialists. IPS grants target technical experts, congressional staff, and rising academics and provide them the needed education, training, professional experience, and collegial linkages to succeed in the field. The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship (Scoville) helps young, bright individuals who are at the start of their careers develop life-long interests focused on peace and security issues. Through a highly competitive national fellowship, Scoville provides graduate students the opportunity to gain an inside-the-Beltway perspective on key issues of peace and security. Since its inception in 1987, Scoville has trained 151 fellows, many of whom hold prominent positions in the peace and security arena.
2014 North American Council for Online Learning National Program, Urban and Higher Education New Designs for Education Systems $400,000
Date: 06/12/2014
Duration (months): 12
Description: For continued support of policy work related to mastery-based learning progressions, next generation learning and the Common Core State Standards
Link: http://www.inacol.org
Abstract: The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) serves as an important partner within the New Designs portfolio for its work increasing knowledge about best practices in and enabling conditions for mastery-based, digital school models. With previous Corporation support, iNACOL has grown into a leader in the field. This renewal grant will provide continued funding for iNACOL’s policy work and its annual symposium. Over the course of the grant, iNACOL will publish policy issue briefs and reports on mastery-based, blended models. In addition, it will expand its capacity to respond to requests for information about mastery-based, digital learning models and the policies that can enable them. iNACOL will also prepare mastery-based education and blended learning tracks at its 2014 iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium as another way of increasing knowledge about mastery-based, next-generation school models.
2014 Council for Advancement and Support of Education International Program, Higher Education and Libraries in Africa $450,000
Date: 06/12/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: As a final grant for improving educational advancement capacity at selected African universities
Link: www.case.org
Abstract: Universities the world over are struggling to cope with increasing costs and declining government subsidies. African universities are no exception, yet few have built significant capacity to raise funds from diverse sources. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), a membership organization of 3,600 schools, colleges and universities in eighty-two countries, offers professional development programs, publications, research, standards, and advocacy in the field of educational advancement. CASE will provide peer-learning opportunities and training in fundraising and alumni development for African universities and postgraduate training and research networks supported by the Corporation, aiming to create hubs of expertise that can serve the region.
2014 Center for Strategic and International Studies, Inc. International Program, International Peace and Security Nuclear Security $499,900
Date: 06/12/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: For unofficial diplomatic dialogue on countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in the Asia-Pacific region, with a special emphasis on North Korea
Link: www.csis.org
Abstract: Each of the North Korea-related Track II dialogues supported by the Corporation enjoys a particular comparative advantage in working toward the overall strategic objective of denuclearizing the North Korean peninsula in the context of broader regional concerns about nonproliferation. Founded in 1993, the Council for Security and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP) fosters high-level, policy-oriented dialogue among representatives of twenty-one Asian countries (including Taiwan) and the United States. It is the longest running and most broadly based Track II forum in the region. Corporation funding will support the work of the U.S. Committee of CSCAP, consisting of experts, scholars, and current and former officials, under the direction of the Honolulu-based Pacific Forum/Center for Strategic and International Studies (Pacific Forum/CSIS).
2014 Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs International Program, International Peace and Security Dynamics of Global Power $500,000
Date: 06/12/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: For promoting ethics through global education
Link: www.carnegiecouncil.org
Abstract: The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (the Council) embodies interests similar to those of the Corporation, education and the peaceful resolution of conflict, but approaches those interests through an ethical lens. Founded a century ago on the eve of World War I, the Council was established as one of Andrew Carnegie’s last initiatives and was intended to lay the foundation for a more ethical future and a world free of war. Recently, in response to the rapid evolution of technology, and with support from the Corporation, the Council has transformed itself into a global digital platform. This grant will allow the Council to continue deepening its focus on common problems centered on seven core themes: corruption; environment, growth, and sustainability; citizenship and difference; war and reconciliation; technology, innovation, and risk; the challenges of democracy; and leadership and ethics.
2014 Partnership for a New American Economy Research Fund National Program, Strengthening US Democracy, Democracy and Civic Integration Immigrant Civic Integration $500,000
Date: 06/12/2014
Duration (months): 15
Description: For general support
Link: http://www.renewoureconomy.org
Abstract: In recent years reform proponents have gained traction by broadening the number and diversity of leaders speaking out in support of immigration reform to include members from the faith, law enforcement, and business communities. Including voices from these traditionally conservative constituencies in the debate has opened up the political space necessary for more policymakers from both political parties to engage in productive discussions on reform options. The Partnership for a New American Economy Research Fund (PNAE) supports the educational efforts of the Partnership for a New American Economy, a bipartisan coalition of more than 500 CEOs and Mayors from all fifty states. It was founded in 2010 by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the media magnate, Rupert Murdoch, to make the economic case for the value of immigration to the United States. With Corporation support, PNAE will work with business leaders—and evangelical leaders organized by the National Immigration Forum—to promote the message of support for immigration reform from leaders in these groups.
2014 Johns Hopkins University National Program, Urban and Higher Education New Designs for Education Systems $500,000
Date: 06/12/2014
Duration (months): 8
Description: For continuing a randomized field trial of a new high school design
Link: www.jhu.edu
Abstract: High school has proven to be an intractable problem for many education systems, with a relatively small number of schools producing most of the country’s drop-outs. While some school systems, like New York City, have successfully launched and sustained widespread high school reforms grounded in new school design and creation, there are many places where efforts to transform or turnaround failing high schools have not yielded results for students. In 2010, Johns Hopkins University’s Diplomas Now model was awarded a federal Investing in Innovation (i3) grant to expand and validate its high school turnaround model. Federal funds support the model implementation as well as an evaluation of the implementation. Yet, because of a structural issue in the federal funds for the i3 grant, Johns Hopkins is facing a gap-year in funding for implementation and evaluation, as it transitions from the close of phase one, which tracked early impact of the model including successful ninth grade transition, course completion, and attendance, to the start of phase two, which will provide meaningful data on graduation rates and post-secondary transition.
2014 National Public Radio, Inc. National Program, Urban and Higher Education $500,000
Date: 06/12/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: For enhancing coverage of U.S. education reform
Link: www.npr.org
Abstract: National Public Radio’s (NPR) balanced reporting, analysis, and commentary reach the largest audience of any American noncommercial news outlet and a particularly influential portion of the American public. Since their beginning more than forty years ago, NPR has been committed to covering the education trends and challenges facing the nation. Renewed support from the Corporation will add value to NPR by providing the news organization with needed resources to leverage its recently enhanced capacity to partner with Member Stations on local and national coverage of education issues. NPR, in partnership with Member Stations, will produce revealing education news coverage that goes beyond the rhetoric surrounding policy and politics. NPR will create informed understanding and conversations about education reform among NPR’s tens of millions of listeners and Web users.
2014 National Science Teachers Association National Program, Urban and Higher Education Standards and Assessments $500,000
Date: 06/12/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: For implementation and dissemination of an on-line Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) teacher tool-kit
Abstract: National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) founded in 1944 is one of the largest organizations in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA has been an influential partner to Achieve, Inc. in the development of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and has been positioning itself as a leader for resources and information on NGSS. Moreover, as the states that have adopted turn to the implementation phase, NSTA is the ideal organization to connect with those on the ground grappling with the realities of transforming their classroom instruction, the teachers. With previous support from the Corporation, NSTA has engaged in an aggressive awareness campaign to build educators’ understanding of the new science standards. With a renewed grant, NSTA plans to continue to build on previous efforts to increase awareness and understanding of the NGSS by emphasizing the critical importance of the science and engineering practices, core ideas, and crosscutting concepts; providing educators with more and better resources; developing new tools to support teaching and learning; and using STEM and literacy as entry points among non-adopting states.
2014 Princeton University International Program, International Peace and Security States at Risk $500,700
Date: 06/12/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: For research, convening, and policy outreach on Afghanistan and broader regional dynamics
Link: www.princeton.org
Abstract: The International Peace and Security (IPS) program has focused over the past decade on issues related to Afghanistan, Iran, and, most recently Syria—part of the region that encompasses the historical empire of Alexander the Great. Given the complex interconnections among these three countries, there is merit in considering each within a broader regional context that includes recognition of how developments in one affect the other. Building on its previous Corporation-supported work related to Afghanistan, Princeton University’s Lichtenstein Institute for Self-Determination (LISD) will conduct an interdisciplinary project that will convene local, regional, and international experts and stakeholders to analyze and produce policy-related research and recommendations on inter-related developments across the region that includes these three countries.
2014 Royal Institute of International Affairs International Peace and Security, International Program $504,900
Date: 06/12/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: For research, meetings, and policy outreach on the regional implications of the Syrian crisis
Link: www.riia.org
Abstract: As Syria’s civil war continues into its fourth year and the state unravels, its immediate neighbors (Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Israel, and Turkey) are increasingly being destabilized and endangered. A project of the London-based Royal Institute for International Studies (Chatham House) seeks to gather, link, and disseminate research-driven analysis on how the civil war is affecting Syria’s neighbors to help inform governments, aid practitioners, businesses, and individuals that interact with those states. While it remains impossible to predict the precise outcome of Syria’s civil war—or its duration—it is a virtual certainty that the local and regional effects will continue to be acute even in its aftermath, requiring policymakers to prioritize risk mitigation, contingency planning, and to develop proactive policy responses to keep ahead of events on the ground.
2014 National Committee on United States - China Relations, Inc. International Program, International Peace and Security Dynamics of Global Power $518,300
Date: 06/12/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: For support of a fellows program to create and strengthen ongoing links among academia, the policymaking world, and opinion leaders on China
Link: http://www.ncuscr.org
Abstract: Founded in 1966, the National Committee on United States-China Relations (NCUSCR) has been one of the leading nongovernmental organizations promoting constructive face-to-face interaction and dialogue between Americans and Chinese citizens. Established in 2005, NCUSCR’s Public Intellectuals Program (PIP) is designed to nurture outstanding members of the younger generation of American China specialists with two primary goals in mind: to deepen and broaden their knowledge of China beyond the narrow focus of their academic disciplines and to equip them with the tools and incentives to use that knowledge to inform American policy and public opinion. Corporation funding would support several inter-related PIP activities for both alumnae and a new cohort of fellows that would create and strengthen ongoing links among academia, the policymaking world, and opinion leaders.
2014 Achievement Network National Program, Urban and Higher Education Standards and Assessments $600,000
Date: 06/12/2014
Duration (months): 18
Description: For general support
Link: www.achievementnetwork.org
Abstract: The coming year will be a crucial one in schools around the country, as states implement new assessment systems that align with the Common Core State Standards. As the assessments are adopted, teachers’ focus will have to shift from what is being taught to what is being learned, and they will need a deep understanding of what the standards themselves require students to know and be able to do. To support this shift in teachers’ practice, schools will need to implement new tools and routines, including sustained training and support for teachers. The Achievement Network—with nine years of experience creating assessment and coaching programs for schools and teachers—is in an ideal position to provide this kind of support to teachers, schools, and districts.