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Moving the needle to create equity is no easy task. In order to create measurable change, foundations and other educational organizations must be willing to take risks and try new innovative approaches to support students. During this webinar, participants learned about work that the Helios Education Foundation, Florida Philanthropic Network and the Florida College Access Network are leading in compiling such practices and innovative programs.
This 12-page white paper, developed by FPN's Education Funders Affinity Group, describes the valuable role that philanthropy plays in public education in Florida. It explains how philanthropy can best help policymakers in improving public education - with expertise, connections, reputation & convening power, and as risk takers - and provides some profiles of how foundations are working across the state to help strengthen public education.