Funding Global Learning
In Schools and Out-of-School Time
Schools and districts nationwide understand that they are preparing students for a global innovation economy.
One challenge that many schools and districts face is how to pay for the teacher professional development and student programs that accompany such reforms. Most programs are able to do quite a lot through integrating global knowledge and skills into existing programs, but extra funds will help make a bigger impact, faster.
Asia Society, in partnership with The Finance Project, has created a guide titled Funding Global Competence that is focused on how to create reform strategies, as well as how to identify and secure funding.
Specifically, the guide covers how to frame the argument for global competence; how to manage diverse funding strategies; the types of federal and state funding sources; and how to match funding streams to your goals. The guide introduces other ideas, like the benefits of creating an educational foundation and other resources to turn to for help.
Few funding sources directly target global learning, and issues such as time-limited grants, narrow categorical funding streams, and the downturn in state and school district budgets creates a challenging backdrop against which school leaders seek to implement or expand programs. This guide is designed to help overcome these challenges so schools can focus on do what they do best: preparing students for the world beyond school walls.
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