While great strides have been made to improve Kentucky’s education system, many of our students are still not graduating from high school “college and career ready.” If we want to create a workforce that can meet the needs of an ever-changing global economy, we need critical thinkers, innovators and leaders to step forward and spark a new movement. The Fund for Transforming Education (The Fund) provides a connection between those individuals willing to lead meaningful change in our public education system and those who can make that change a reality. As an independent nonprofit we identify and scale innovative tools and techniques, coordinate with education leaders to ensure the identified methods are practical and effective and bring all applicable parties together to implement these solutions--resulting in a better future for all of our children. Our general operating funds are utilized to pay salary, facilities cost and other overhead expenses that make our work possible.
Statistics about Kentucky education reveal a challenging future for our students. Only 29% of Kentucky adults hold at least a two-year degree (US Census). 40% of Kentucky’s 2011 graduating class did not even enroll in some form of postsecondary education.(Kentucky Center for Education & Workforce Statistics). By 2020, It is projected that 62% of Kentucky jobs will require a postsecondary education (55,000 Degrees). The success of the education system in Kentucky directly correlates to a successful Kentucky economy. Without your investment to create a change in the education system, these statistics in Kentucky will remain the same. The Fund for Transforming Education (The Fund) identifies and scales innovation and excellence in Kentucky’s schools. Our Innovation Initiative combines training, consulting and other supports to create a culture of innovation in Kentucky’s education system. In 2015, The Fund granted six Innovation Grants statewide. This work will now transform into the Innovation Accelerator. Through this initiative, The Fund encourages the investigation, testing and scaling of innovative practices to improve results for all of Kentucky’s students. The only way to make a change for Kentucky is to change the way the education system is doing business. Just like in business, innovation drives change.
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