Grantees in the News
In an effort to illustrate the hard work done by its grantees, the Silver Giving Foundation is proud to showcase a variety of media outlets in which its grantees have been highlighted.
Here are some of the media outlets that have featured our grantees in October 2019.
Slow growth, big disparities after 5 years of Smarter Balanced tests
Ed Source, October 9, 2019
Public Policy Institute of California, Pivot Learning, Education-Trust West, and Partnership for Los Angeles Schools are all quoted in this article which discusses the slow growth with California’s Smarter Balanced test scores. The test scores showed little progress in closing the gap between ethnic, racial and other groups. One exception is that of Hispanic students, whose 5-year proficiency rate in both English and math rose faster than those of white and Asian students.
Homeless Prenatal Program founder cites ‘power of resilience’ at nonprofit’s anniversary
San Francisco Chronicle, October 15, 2019
Homeless Prenatal Program’s recent celebration for their 30th anniversary is mentioned in this article, which discusses their success and their founder Martha Ryan.
New Teacher Center Report Shows Investing in Learning and Support for K-12 Teachers Results in Millions in Cost-Savings for Districts, Improved Outcomes for Students
Business Wire, October 17, 2019
New Teacher Center’s new report is featured in this article. The report, which was released in October, finds that investing in evidence-based professional learning and coaching for teachers pays off fast – not just in improved lifelong student outcomes, but also cost-savings for districts.
Here are some of the media outlets that have featured our grantees in September 2019.
D.C. schools try to meet students where they live
Washington Post, September 15, 2019
Washington D.C’s success with the home visit program is featured in this article. Eight years after the program launched, D.C. educators have made more relationship-building home visits than any school system in the country. Parent Teacher Home Visits, along with the Flamboyan Foundation, have helped with this success.
How much would it cost to adequately fund schools in California?
Ed Source, September 24, 2019
This article discusses the need for California school districts to drastically increase their education spending, so students have adequate resources. This conclusion came from the study conducted by American Institutes for Research for Getting Down to Facts, published in 2018 by Stanford University and Policy Analysis for CA Education (PACE).
New HUD rule would eliminate housing stability for thousands of students
The Hill, September 30, 2019
The department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed a new federal housing rule that could result in the loss of stable housing for thousands in Los Angeles alone. This article is an opinion piece written by the CEO of the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools about the need for stable housing for both children and their families.
Here are some of the media outlets that have featured our grantees in August 2019.
Pre-K Teachers Are Making House Calls. It’s Helping Kids Succeed.
New York Times, August 22, 2019
Parent Teacher Home Visits is featured in this article that discusses the successful impact home visiting has on young children.
They worry about anger, fear, guilt. Some feel ill-equipped. Educators confront teaching about slavery.
Washington Post, August 28, 2019
This article discusses the unique challenges that social studies and history teachers face when it comes to educating students about America’s history with slavery. Many teachers are worried their students will not be able to face the raw details. Facing History and Ourselves curriculum is featured because of the guidance it provides to schools and teachers to help them in creating programs that examine societal racism and prejudice.
California State University officials considering changing admissions requirements
KTVU, August 28, 2019
Education-Trust West’s executive director Dr. Elisha Smith Arrillaga is quoted in this report that discusses California State University consideration of an additional requirement of math, sciences or computer classes by 2026. “This is a serious equity issue. And if we don’t get this right we’ll be blocking thousands of students, especially low income students and students of color from being able to access the CSU,” Arrillaga says.
Here are some of the media outlets that have featured our grantees in July 2019.
10 California districts struggle, and find some success, as they shift to Common Core math
Ed Source, July 11, 2019
California Education Partners is featured in this article that discusses their work on the Math in Common Initiative, which worked to raise achievement in Common Core Math in 10 California districts.
Microcredentials Could Be a Game Changer for Educators. But Hard Questions Remain
EdSurge, July 12, 2019
Center for Teaching Quality’s report is featured in this article which argues that we have reached a “tipping point” in micro-credentials and now is the time to focus on some critical questions. Micro-credentials have become more popular and are a way for teachers and administrators to advance their teaching and leadership skills.
These Parents Fought for a Better Education-And Won
NationalSwell, July 26, 2019
Springboard Collaborative invites families into the classroom for workshops on how to boost their kids’ reading skills. When parents in Stamford, CT found out that some of their immigrant student population were behind in reading at the national level, they decided to bring the literacy initiative to their school district.
Here are some of the media outlets that have featured our grantees in June 2019.
NYC teacher leadership program touted as international model
Education Drive, June 10, 2019
The Center for Teaching Quality is featured in this article discussing their report that they completed alongside Digital Promise, which focuses on the role of micro-credentials in encouraging and recognizing teachers for taking leadership roles.
Affording college a top worry among California voters
Ed Source, June 17, 2019
The Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) released a report which shows certain counties typically northernmost areas and in several eastern counties have higher concerns about college affordability.
California finally to move ahead with ‘cradle to career’ data system
Ed Source, June 25, 2019
The California legislature lays out steps and a timetable for linking preschool to workforce education data which is praised by both Pivot Learning Partners and the Public Policy Institute of California.
Here are some of the media outlets that have featured our grantees in May 2019.
New Excelsior Family Connections center opens on Mission Street in San Francisco
KTVU, May 12, 2019
Family Connections has recently opened a new center in the Excelsior which was supported by the Mayor’s office.
Mississippi’s New Solution for the Teacher Shortage
EdWeek, May 15, 2019
National Teacher Residencies is featured in this article around Mississippi’s launch of the nation’s first state-run teacher residency program to tackle two problems: a growing number of unfilled teaching positions in the state, and a lack of diverse teachers in the profession.
Newsom boosts pension-cost relief for schools
Capitol Weekly, May 16, 2018
Pivot Learning’s report “The Big Squeeze” is mentioned in this article in relation to the rising pension costs on school programs and teacher pay.
SF to launch new shelter site to help pregnant homeless mothers
San Francisco Examiner, May 23, 2019
San Francisco plans to launch a new site in the Bayview to provide temporary housing for homeless pregnant mothers in an effort to address a large unmet need and reduce preterm births. The Homeless Prenatal Program will provide services as this new site.
UNCF joins more than 70 other education organizations calling for more classroom diversity
North Dallas Gazette, May 28, 2019
Branch Alliance for Education Diversity, alongside 75 other education organizations, recently signed a letter written by The Association of American Educators Foundation and the Association of American Educators to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and leaders in Congress calling for their help in addressing the lack of teacher diversity in our nation’s classrooms.
Here are some of the media outlets that have featured our grantees in April 2019.
Statewide survey: most Californians support teacher strikes for higher pay
EdSource, April 27, 2019
In this article from EdSource, Public Policy Institute’s survey is discussed as it reveals split over charter schools, public support for education.
SDSU Selected for National Initiative to Transform Teacher Preparation
San Diego State University Newsletter, April 17, 2019
Funding from US PREP will support an innovative partnership with the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District.
3 steps for improving lessons on the Holocaust
Education Dive, April 24, 2019
Just 10 states mandate Holocaust education in public schools, and as more look to follow suit, experts say it’s crucial to ensure this and other genocides are accurately portrayed and not trivialized. Facing History and Ourselves’ program director, Laura Taveres, is featured in this article giving insight into the importance of bringing in stories and taking into consideration the traumas children live with.
8 Ways To Teach Climate Change In Almost Any Classroom
KERA News, April 25, 2019
Ten Strands is featured in the article that discusses the importance and popularity of teaching climate change in the classroom.
Open Forum: Gov. Newsom, our kids depend on after-school programs
San Francisco Chronicle, April 24, 2019
In an article written by Myrna Melgar, executive director of Jamestown Community Center, discusses the importance but underfunding of afterschool programs.
San Francisco Access Points help thousands avoid homelessness
ABC 7, April 23, 2019
Compass Family Services is mentioned in this article that discusses access points through Catholic Charities and the positive impact they have on individuals nearing homelessness.