Minneapolis, MN. 10.1.14. Charter School Partners was awarded a $200,000 Bush Foundation grant for its initiatives and innovations in the education arena.
The grant, announced yesterday, is one of 12 given under a new effort by the Bush Foundation dubbed, Education Ecosystem Grants, which according to Kayla Yang-Best, the foundation’s education director, “supports organizations that help create the most favorable environment possible for education initiatives to succeed and to reduce disparities and improve education outcomes.” Foundation president Jen Ford Reedy added “this new, open grant program lets us provide much-needed funding for work essential to an effective ecosystem.”
The Education Ecosystem Grants offer operating support to organizations that provide critical data and analysis, advance policy and public awareness, and/or shape and spread best practices in education.
“We are very grateful to the Bush Foundation for its support of Charter School Partner’s efforts to innovate within the charter community through our many initiatives including incubating new charter schools and charter leaders and advocating for higher expectations and performance in charter schools, ” said Al Fan, Executive Director of Charter School Partners. “Innovative, high-performing charter schools is a key ingredient to improving educational options for all Minnesota kids”.
For more information, see the Bush Foundation announcement here.
Here is a complete list of the recipients, each of which has been awarded $200,000 over two years:
- Black Hills Special Services Cooperative (Sturgis, SD)
- Charter School Partners (Minneapolis, MN)
- Education Transformation Initiative (Minneapolis, MN)
- Educators 4 Excellence – MN (Minneapolis, MN)
- Generation Next (Minneapolis, MN)
- MinnCAN (Minneapolis, MN)
- Minnesota Minority Education Partnership, Inc. (Saint Paul, MN)
- MinnPost.com (Minneapolis, MN)
- Northside Achievement Zone (Minneapolis, MN)
- Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood (Saint Paul, MN)
- Students for Education Reform (New York, NY)
- Think Small (Saint Paul, MN)