CME Group Foundation’s K-12 Innovation Initiative
CME Group Foundation’s K-12 philanthropic investments aim to prepare Chicago students to succeed in twenty-first century careers. In 2017-2018, we invested in $1.1 million* in innovative programs that provide Chicago schools with access to cutting-edge computer science curriculum, groundbreaking personalized learning practices and high-quality school leaders.
Congratulations to Our New Grantees
CME Group Foundation awarded $1,293,000 in new grants to Chicago Public Schools and nonprofits to support K-12 financial education, computer science, personalized learning, and STEM research and policy. These grants will be used for programs now and throughout the next two school years.
65 Years After Brown v. Board, Our Fixation on Integration is Hiding Gross Inequities in Our Schools. We Must Focus Not Just on Whom We Teach – but on How We Teach
LEAP Innovations is an organization headquartered in Chicago that connects innovation and education to transform how students learn. Recently, LEAP’s founder and CEO, Phyllis Lockett, wrote an essay for The 74’s special series commemorating the 65th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation case.