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IAG 2 Cover Thumbnail ImageWe are proud to announce the release of Part 2 of the Invisible Achievement Gap, developed in partnership between The Center for Teaching and Learning at West Ed and the University of California, Berkeley. The second part of this research provides a more comprehensive understanding of the experiences of youth in foster care as it relates to their educational outcomes. Specifically, the Invisible Achievement Gap, Part 2 highlights the context for this problem, noting factors that hinder positive educational outcomes, such as multiple school moves, enrollment in low performing schools, and diagnosis of learning disabilities. Click here to read the full report.


Turning Dreams into Degrees: Past, Present and Future of California College Pathways tells the story of how campus-based support programs for foster youth turned from an idea into reality, now with 80 comprehensive support programs across California. Learn how these programs evolved, the core of their work with foster youth, and the next phase of this critical effort.


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  • Visit the Featured Work section to learn more about Stuart Foundation projects and programs.
  • Learn about grantee perceptions of the Stuart Foundation in the Center for Effective Philanthropy's Grantee Perception Report.

What's New

September 17, 2014

Job opening for Director of Organizational Learning and Effective Communications.

August 27, 2014
GreatSchools hosts bimonthly google+hangout for parents today. “Emotional Smarts: Conversations on Parenting”. Join or Read More.

August 26, 2014
The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation (CDEF) will be sponsoring a series of free 45-minute webinars to help the education community navigate the Toolkit and provide practical tips for using the toolkit with a special focus on back-to-school communications. Read More.

August 12, 2014
The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation (CDEF), working with key education partners, has developed an Awareness and Capacity Building Campaign to educate Californians about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Read More.

July 18, 2014
Job opening for Senior Program Officer of Education.

May 22, 2014
We are proud to announce the release of Part 2 of the Invisible Achievement Gap, developed in partnership between The Center for Teaching and Learning at West Ed and the University of California, Berkeley. Read More.

May 21, 2014
The Board of Directors of the Stuart Foundation is very pleased to announce that Mr. Jonathan P. Raymond has been appointed president of the Foundation. Read More.

April 30, 2014
Job opening for Program Associate in Education.

April 24, 2014
The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) has released its annual Statewide Survey focusing on California K-12 education. Read More.

October 14, 2013
We are proud to announce the release of a landmark report from The Center for Teaching and Learning at West Ed, The Invisible Achievement Gap. Read More.

August 12, 2013
Edsource article by John Fensterwald, “Eight California districts receive historic NCLB waiver” and Sacramento Bee article by Melody Gutierrez describe Secretary Duncan’s decision to allow eight California school districts to receive the first district waiver from penalties under the No Child Left Behind law. Read more.

May 6, 2013
Edsource article by John Fensterwald, “California looks to Ontario schools’ reformer for guidance” describes the work that Michael Fullan, a Professor Emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto is doing in California. Read More.

April 30, 2013
Stuart Foundation releases At Greater Risk, California Foster Youth and the Path from High School to College. A groundbreaking look at the educational outcomes of the California foster youth. Read More.

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Featured Work:
The CDEF CCSS Campaign



The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation (CDEF), working with key education partners, has developed an Awareness and Capacity Building Campaign to educate Californians about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
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Featured Work: FosterMore.org Launched!

 

FosterMore is a public education campaign supported by the Stuart Foundation. The campaign centers on a public service announcement (PSA) aired during May 2013 - National Foster Care Month.

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