Learning Forward Partners

Learning Forward would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support in promoting professional learning to advance student achievement.

Strategic Partners


  Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. The foundation supported all three parts of the Status of Professional Learning research study, and it continues to fund Learning Forward to disseminate its work in improving teacher effectiveness through conferences and publications. In developing countries, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation focuses on improving people's health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people -- especially those with the fewest resources -- have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett. For more information about Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, visit http://www.gatesfoundation.org.

  The Wallace Foundation

The Wallace Foundation supports and shares effective ideas and practices to improve learning and enrichment opportunities for children, and has strengthened Learning Forward's commitment to school and district leadership. The foundation provided funding for the first phase of research for the Status of Professional Learning research study. The foundation has also funded efforts to disseminate its research and resources through Learning Forward's publications and conferences. The Wallace Foundation's vision is children, particularly those living in distressed urban areas, have access to good schools and a variety of enrichment programs in and outside of school that prepare them to be contributing members of their communities. The foundation's mission is to improve learning and enrichment opportunities for children. The foundation accomplishes this by supporting and sharing effective ideas and practices. For more information about The Wallace Foundation, visit http://www.wallacefoundation.org.

Supporting Partners

  • Corwin partners with Learning Forward through support of our Book Club, and as a long time conference sponsor. Corwin also sponsors the Shirley Hord Learning Team Award, which recognizes a school team that successfully implements the cycle of continuous learning for professional learning that results in student achievement.

  • School Improvement Network supports Learning Forward as a sponsor.