Quality teachers are the lifeblood of a strong educational system. Educators have the potential to transform the lives of their students. Yet, more often than not, great teachers often do not have access to the kind of support they need to be as effective as possible. These organizations focus on recruiting, training and supporting top-notch educators to ensure that students are learning from the best.
Millions of children around the world are still not enrolled in school. In the U.S., the cost of higher education can be discouragingly high, prohibiting some of our nations brightest minds from reaching their full potential. These organizations are working to provide students around the world with the opportunity to receive an education--whether it is a first grader in India or an aspiring chemical engineer in the U.S.
Nonprofits in this group are shaking up the education establishment and building a new model for providing high quality education. Improving the content of school curricula, exploring effective methods for teaching, and developing innovative programs to help students achieve success are all critical to providing students with the best education possible.
Classrooms stocked with textbooks, paper and pencils are essential to a quality education. School supplies like microscopes and computers are critical tools that enable students to learn. Yet, many schools in the U.S. and abroad lack the fundamental resources critical to providing an excellent education. These select nonprofits work to bring much needed supplies and infrastructure to schools across the United States and around the globe.