Study finds consensus among foundations about common core

01/20/2013 | Education Week

The Common Core State Standards is one of the top pieces of policy in education today, according to a survey of 200 major education philanthropies. About 24% of these groups -- nearly twice that of groups surveyed in 2011 -- say they are providing grant support for the initiative, writes education reporter Erik Robelen. "It was almost stunning how prevalent the awareness was of common core as the most significant trend," said Chris Tebben, the executive director of Grantmakers for Education, which leads the annual survey. "Usually when you poll 200 grantmakers from all over the country, you see much more spread across the issues."

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