We believe that the more teachers learn, the more students learn.

That is why we invest in organizations that provide teachers with the coaching, mentoring, leadership development and other learning opportunities they need to excel. We are relying on our country's teachers to help students meet and exceed rigorous standards, including Common Core State Standards, so that those students may graduate as competitive applicants for jobs and colleges.

We fund professional learning organizations to deliver high-quality programming for teachers at scale while simultaneously building the capacity of schools and school systems to develop their teachers and other instructional leaders.

Through this work and targeted research, we seek to build the field’s knowledge about the specific activities, support mechanisms and conditions that improve teaching.