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Education is Being Transformed - Outside Washington

Education is Being Transformed - Outside Washington

March 27, 2019

A century ago, a grass-roots drive revolutionized public education for American children. The high-school movement took hold in communities across the land, spreading the idea that the basic education that society provided needed to run from first grade through four full years of high school.

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CME Group Foundation - Cradle to Career Education

CME Group Foundation - Cradle to Career Education

March 12, 2019

Greg Winterton of AlphaWeek talked to CME Group Foundation Executive Director, Kassie Davis about how the Foundation started and where we go from here.

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CME Group Foundation Awards $1.88Mn to Support Early Math Education

CME Group Foundation Awards $1.88Mn to Support Early Math Education

March 27, 2019

CME Group Foundation will award $1.88 million in new grants to support early math education programs for young children from low-income communities in Illinois.

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How This Chicago Nonprofit is Changing Education As We Know It

How This Chicago Nonprofit is Changing Education As We Know It

January 15, 2019

Parents, administrators, teachers and students are having critical conversations around the nation regarding how to transform schools to best prepare students for success in the 21st-century.

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Building Futures

Building Futures

January, 2019

Check out the CME Group Foundation newsletter, Building Futures. Every quarter Building Futures provides new information and shares exciting news about our Foundation and grantees. The 2018 Year End edition is out now.

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Ted Dintersmith Helps CME Group Founation Celebrate 10 Years

Ted Dintersmith Helps CME Group Founation Celebrate 10 Years

December 14, 2018

2018 marked the 10th anniversary of CME Group Foundation. To celebrate, we hosted a luncheon and program with education author Ted Dintersmith.

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Computer Science Out of School Time

Computer Science Out of School Time

December 2018

We are funding CPS schools and nonprofits to provide out of school time computer science programs for CPS students. In preparation for this program, Northwestern U Digital Youth Network performed an out of school time computer science landscape scan to identify the computer science deserts by neighborhood, age group, type of opportunity, duration of opportunity and level of difficulty. You can learn more about those results in this webinar.

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Chicago’s Elementary Math Specialist Program

Chicago’s Elementary Math Specialist Program

November 2018

Hosted by Education Week, this webinar shows district leaders and university-based professionals learning how schools can develop a shared vision and common goals with multiple university partners and philanthropy to meet local needs.

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Chicago’s Elementary Math Specialist Program

A Decade in the Making: Early Math Education Initiative Seeks Broad Impact

October 2018

This case study examines pivotal moments in the development of CME’s Early Math Education Initiative and Elementary Math Specialist Pilot, including research and data that fueled the foundation’s grantmaking and perspectives from funders and educators on collaboration, partnerships and levers for change.

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Welcome Trustees

Welcome Trustees

July 15, 2018

Welcome Trustees

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Chicago’s One-Stop Shop for Youth Computer Science Opportunities

Chicago’s One-Stop Shop for Youth Computer Science Opportunities

July 15, 2018

CME Group Foundation is funding a new initiative developed by Chicago City of Learning (CCOL), an organization that combines youth learning opportunities with potential career interests. CCOL now has an interactive map for all computer science-related, out-of-school opportunities.

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Teaching the Teacher

Teaching Swap

July 15, 2018

Part of CME Group Foundation’s mission is to prepare K-12 students for success in college and careers through computer science education. This means that teachers and school leaders also need to be prepared and equipped to provide the right training and education to these students.

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Teaching the Teacher

Teaching the Teacher

July 15, 2018

CME Group Foundation is the largest private funder of Chicago Public School’s Computer Science 4 All (CS4All) program, an initiative to make computer science a core curriculum in Chicago Public Schools.

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Parents Read to Their Kids. Why Not Do Math Together?

Parents Read to Their Kids. Why Not Do Math Together?

April 15, 2018

We’ve all heard that phrase from friends, family, or colleagues. Though usually presented as a harmless personality quirk, it conceals math anxiety, insecurity, and potentially a belief that math isn’t as valuable as other areas of study.

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CME Group Foundation is Honored by Christopher House

CME Group Foundation is Honored by Christopher House

April 15, 2018

Christopher House Chicago is a family of schools that help low-income, at-risk families succeed in school, the workplace and life. Their goal is to close the opportunity gap through a continuum of personalized education with immersive family support, starting at birth.

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Empowered by Computer Science for All

Empowered by Computer Science for All

April 15, 2018

Chicago is the birth place of Computer Science for All (CS4All), a movement to bring computer science education to every student. This innovative computer science education program provides equity, empowerment, and opportunities that maximize the innate potential of every student.

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CPS is Leading the Nation's Schools

CPS is Leading the Nation's Schools

July 15, 2018

At CME Group Foundation, we’re committed to helping students succeed in math and computer science in school, and to ensuring that future generations are equipped to tackle the challenges of tomorrow’s global economy.

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Celebrating 10 Years of Early Math Collaboration

Celebrating 10 Years of Early Math Collaboration

July 15, 2018

Dear Early Math Collaborators, I’m writing today to say thank you.

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CME Group Foundation: From Cradle to Career

CME Group Foundation: From Cradle to Career

July 15, 2018

CME Group Foundation strives to empower future generations through education, equipping today’s students to meet tomorrow’s challenges.

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CME Foundation - NIU Scholars

CME Foundation - NIU Scholars

November 10, 2017

CME Foundation - NIU Scholars

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NIU Foundation lauds alum, CME group for philanthropy

NIU Foundation Lauds Alum, CME group for Philanthropy

November 9, 2017

For providing financial assistance to a diverse group of Northern Illinois University undergraduates hoping to finish their education, the CME Group Foundation received the NIU Foundation’s High Impact Philanthropy Award this year.

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NIU Foundation Hails CME Group Foundation's Philanthropic Impact

NIU Foundation Hails CME Group Foundation's Philanthropic Impact

November 2, 2017

For its generous support in providing financial assistance towards degree completion to a diverse group of transfer students, the CME Group Foundation is this year's recipient of the Northern...

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Bridge's New Computer Science Program Previews Citywide Changes

Bridge's New Computer Science Program Previews Citywide Changes

October 25, 2017

Chicago Public Schools is introducing computer science classes at elementary schools across the city.

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Chicago’s Principal Priority — Leading our Nation

Chicago’s Principal Priority — Leading our Nation

October 23, 2017

Chicago’s Principal Priority — Leading our Nation
moderated by Heather Anichini
featuring Kassie Davis, Dr. LeViis Haney, Dr. Janice K. Jackson, & Anne Wicks

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Eight ECC graduates receive full scholarships through NIU-CME Group Foundation program

Eight ECC Graduates Receive Full Scholarships Through NIU-CME Group Foundation Program

September 28, 2017

A scholarship offered by Northern Illinois University (NIU) and the CME Group Foundation has given eight recent Elgin Community College graduates the opportunity to attend NIU on full...

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Providing a Path to STEM Education

Providing a Path to STEM Education

September 19, 2017

For Ashburn resident Guadalupe “Nelly” Fabila entering the IT field is a dream come true. “Ever since I could remember I’ve always had a passion for math and science...

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When Community College Is Free

When Community College Is Free

September 19, 2017

Does free community college work? An experiment in Chicago suggests that the answer is yes.

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Two NI universities to benefit from £290,000 US funding

Two NI Universities to Benefit from £290,000 U.S. Funding

September 13, 2017

Northern Ireland's two universities are to benefit from £290,000 worth of grants and support from a US financial firm towards education.

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Kassie Davis and CME Group Foundation

Kassie Davis and CME Group Foundation

September 10, 2017

Kassie Davis and CME Group Foundation

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Chicago Public School Teachers Spend the Summer at CME Group

Chicago Public School Teachers Spend the Summer at CME Group

September 1, 2017

Chicago Public School Teachers Spend the Summer at CME Group.

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CME Group Foundation Awards $2.6 Million in First Half of 2017 to Support STEM Education in Illinois

CME Group Foundation Awards $2.6 Million in First Half of 2017 to Support STEM Education in Illinois

August 10, 2017

CME Group Foundation today announced it will provide strategic support and grants of $2.6 million to 14 organizations in Illinois to support STEM education initiatives from...

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Steve Cochran Full Show 08.09.17: Fire and Fury

Steve Cochran Full Show 08.09.17: Fire and Fury

August 9, 2017

Steve Cochran Full Show 08.09.17: Fire and Fury

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STAR Scholars: Achieving More for Less

STAR Scholars: Achieving More for Less

July 21, 2017

Chicago’s success is also the success of its immigrants. On “Chicago Stories” this week, Mayor Rahm Emanuel sits down with two City Colleges of Chicago graduates to talk about family, education, and what it means to be a STAR Scholar.

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2017 Caritas Award: CME Group Foundation

2017 Caritas Award: CME Group Foundation

June 12, 2017

The CME Group Foundation is the 2017 recipient of the Caritas Award. This award honors a corporation or foundation that has contributed significantly to the betterment of society and the University through extraordinary philanthropy.

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Americas Alternative Finance Grows to $35.2 Billion in 2016

Americas Alternative Finance Grows to $35.2 Billion in 2016

May 25, 2017

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Booth School of Business Booth School of Business...

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STAR Scholars: Achieving More for Less

Archdiocese of Chicago Receives $1M Grant

January 26, 2017

The Archdiocese of Chicago announced it has received a $1 million grant from the CME Group Foundation to launch a five-year personalized learning program at three Catholic schools.

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CME Group Foundation Grants $3.6 Million to Support Math Education for Illinois Children

CME Group Foundation Grants $3.6 Million to Support Math Education for Illinois Children

July 18, 2016

CME Group Foundation today announced the launch of the second phase of its Early Math Education Initiative and $3.6 million in new grants for the program. The initiative, first...

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CME Group Foundation Grants $3.6 Million to Support Math Education for Illinois Children

CME Group Foundation Grants $1 Million to Support the Study of Alternative Finance by the University of Cambridge Judge Business School

February 16, 2016

CME Group Foundation today announced it will provide a $1 million grant to benefit research at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance...

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CME Group Foundation Grants $3.6 Million to Support Math Education for Illinois Children

CME Group Foundation Awards Grant to Saint Xavier University Graham School of Management

June 8, 2015

The CME Group Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to Saint Xavier University's Graham School of Management (GSM) to further support its state-of-the-art finance curriculum

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