The Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative

The Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative at KnowledgeWorks offers a unique approach to asking and answering some of the biggest questions we have about personalized learning, student agency and voice, competency-based learning and real-world connections.

So what is the Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative and what does it do?

How will the Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative accomplish this?

  • Conducting new and innovative research on student-centered learning approaches to catalyze development and build coherence within the field
  • Serving as the communicator and sense-maker of the work as well as the curator and clearinghouse for all studies related to student-centered learning
  • Continuing to build the evidence base of good implementation, and developing tools to help practitioners and policymakers apply research on student-centered learning in their unique settings


Nellie Mae Education Foundation

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation strives to transform public education systems by growing a greater variety of higher quality educational opportunities that enable all learners – especially and essentially underserved learners – to obtain the skills, knowledge, and support necessary to become civically engaged, economically self-sufficient lifelong learners.

Barr Foundation

Based in Boston, Barr Foundation focuses regionally, and selectively engages nationally, working in partnership with nonprofits, foundations, the public sector, and civic and business leaders to elevate the arts and creative expression, to advance solutions for climate change, and to connect all students to success in high school and beyond.

Carnegie Foundation
for the Advancement of Teaching

Carnegie advocates for the use of improvement science to accelerate how a field learns to improve. Improvement science deploys rapid tests of change to guide the development, revision and continued fine-tuning of new tools, processes, work roles and relationships.

Oak Foundation

Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. With offices in Europe, Africa, India, and North America, Oak makes grants to organizations in approximately 40 countries worldwide.

Overdeck Family Foundation

Overdeck Family Foundation has been making grants since 2010 in efforts to move the needle on improving PK-12 math and science education. Overdeck aims to fund programs and projects that have proven, quantifiable, and produce compelling results.

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