CORE KNOWLEDGE FOUNDATION
801 EAST HIGH STREET, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22902 www.coreknowledge.org

Total Revenue
$2,434,034
Total Expenses
$2,651,749
Net Assets
$5,476,204

Organizations Filed Purposes: THE MISSION OF THE FOUNDATION IS THE RE-INTRODUCTION OF COHERENT CONTENT INTO THE EARLY GRADES AS A NECESSARY MEANS TO ACCOMPLISHING A FUNDAMENTAL GOAL OF SCHOOLING IN A DEMOCRACY ENABLING ALL CHILDREN TO THRIVE, AS JEFFERSON PUT IT, ACCORDING TO THEIR TALENTS AND VIRTUES, REGARDLESS OF WHO THEIR PARENTS HAPPEN TO BE. THE FOUNDATION'S GOALS ARE CAPTURED IN ITS MOTTO "EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE AND EQUITY FOR ALL CHILDREN." WE BELIEVE THAT OPEN ACCESS TO EXEMPLARY CURRICULUM MATERIALS IS THE BEST WAY TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD AND INCREASE EQUITY IN EDUCATION. THE FOUNDATION'S MISSION IS TO IMPROVE AMERICAN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (AND THEREBY SECONDARY EDUCATION TOO) BY PROVIDING OPEN ACCESS TO A SEQUENCED, CUMULATIVE AND COHERENT KNOWLEDGE BASED CURRICULUM FOR PRESCHOOL THROUGH GRADE 5.

THE FOUNDATION'S MISSION IS TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE AND EQUITY FOR ALL CHILDREN.

CORE KNOWLEDGE HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY (CKHG) CURRICULUM - INITIALLY FUNDED WITH A BOARD-APPROVED USE OF THE FOUNDATION'S OWN ASSETS, THE FOUNDATION RECEIVED GRANT FUNDING IN 2016 AND 2017 TO CONTINUE DEVELOPMENT OF CKHG.. DURING THAT PERIOD, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR 30 INSTRUCTIONAL UNITS DESIGNED FOR USE BY TEACHERS AND STUDENTS IN GRADES 3-5 WERE CREATED AND MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR WEBSITE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD. THE PROGRAM INCLUDES HIGHLY ENGAGING STUDENT EDITIONS, EASY TO USE TEACHER GUIDES WITH THE BACKGROUND INFORMATION TEACHERS NEED EMBEDDED IN THE GUIDE, AND CLASSROOM SETS OF LARGE, COLORFUL TIMELINE CARDS TO BRING HISTORICAL EVENTS TO LIFE. THE TEACHER GUIDES ALSO INCLUDE: "ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES" MAKING CROSS-CURRICULAR CONNECTIONS TO ART, ARCHITECTURE, AND MUSIC SPECIFIC TO THE HISTORICAL PERIOD AND REGION OF THE WORLD BEING STUDIED. DIGITAL RESOURCE LINKS WITH INSTRUCTION FOR VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS TO MUSEUMS/HISTORICAL SITES ACROSS THE US AND AROUND THE WORLD - SUGGESTIONS FOR INSTRUCTIONAL ADAPTATIONS FOR STUDENTS NEEDING ADDITIONAL SUPPORT (STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AS WELL AS ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS), AS WELL AS CHALLENGES FOR STUDENTS WHO MORE QUICKLY GRASP THE CORE CONTENT AND SKILLS. A CIVICS FOCUS CALLED "THE PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP, IS ALSO INCKUDED IN ALL AMERICAN HISTORY UNITS.IN 2018, THE FOUNDATION TURNED ITS ATTENTION TO CREATING 9 ADDITIONAL CKHG INSTRUCTIONAL UNITS FOR USE BY TEACHERS AND STUDENTS IN GRADE 6.TO DATE, OVER 12,890 GRADES 3-6 CKHG FILES HAVE BEEN DOWNLOADED FOR FREE FROM OUR WEBSITE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE: HTTPS://WWW.COREKNOWLEDGE.ORG/CURRICULUM/HISTORY-GEOGRAPHY/.

IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - THE CORE KNOWLEDGE FOUNDATION'S GOAL IS TO PROVIDE SCHOOLS INTERESTED IN USING CORE KNOWLEDGE MATERIALS WITH MULTIPLE, FLEXIBLE OPTIONS FOR IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT, SO SCHOOLS CAN CHOOSE THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPTIONS THAT WORK BEST FOR THEM. SCHOOL VISITS AND ON-SITE WORKSHOPS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH CORE KNOWLEDGE LICENSED PROFESSIONALS, I.E., INDEPENDENT CONSULTANTS WHOM THE FOUNDATION HAS SPECIFICALLY LICENSED TO PROVIDE ON-SITE IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT TO ANY SCHOOLS INTERESTED IN SUCH SUPPORT; SEE THIS LINK ON OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE INDEPENDENT LICENSED PROFESSIONALS:HTTPS://WWW>COREKNOWLEDGE.ORG/IMPLEMENTATION/PROFESSIONAL-DEVELOPMENT/LICENSED PROFESSIONALS/ THE CORE KNOWLEDGE FOUNDATION DOES PROVIDE ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR SCHOOL ADMINISTTRATORS IN A LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE. PARTICIPANTS LEARN WHAT IT MEANS TO IMPLEMENT CORE KNOWLEDGE WITH FIDELITY AS WELL AS HOW TO CULTIVATE THIS APPROACH WITHIN THEIR SCHOOL COMMUNITY. ATTENDEES ARE ALSO PROVIDED WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO NETWORK WITH ONE ANOTHER AND LEARN ABOUT THE FOUNDATION'S NEWEST RESOURCES. TOPICS INCLUDE THE CORE KNOWLEDGE APPROACH, IMPLEMENTATION PLANNING, RESOURCES, EFFECTIVE TEACHING, PARENT AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, AND HIGH-LEVERAGE LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES. 30 CK LEADERS PARTICIPATED IN THE 2018 LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE. THEY REPRESNTED 17 SCHOOLS LOCATED ACROSS THE COUNTRY (AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, MN, NC, NV, UT, WA) AND CANADA.

PROGRAM SERVICE ACCOMPLISHMENTS:THE CORE KNOWLEDGE LANGUAGE ARTS CURRICULUM MATERIALS, OR CKLA, WERE COMPLETED IN 2015, ALL GRADES OF CKLA, PREK THROUGH 5, HAVE BEEN AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD THROUGH OUR WEBSITE SINCE THEIR COMPLETION: SEEHTTPS://WWW.COREKNOWLEDGE.ORG/CURRICULUM/LANGUAGE-ARTS/ THE CKLA MATERIALS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD ON OTHER WEBSITES, AS WELL, SUCH AS THE ENGAGENY WEBSITE AND UNBOUNDED; SEEHTTPS://WWW.ENGAGENY.ORG/SUBJECT/ENGLISH-LANGUAGE-ARTS/ HTTPS://WWW.UNBOUNDED.ORG/EXPLORE_CURRICULUM?SUBJECTS=ELA OVER 8,000,000 CKLA FILES HAVE BEEN DOWNLOADED TO DATE.WE ALSO HAVE MADE AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD OUR CKLA IMPLEMENTATION RESOURCES GUIDE. THIS GUIDE ORGANIZES MANY FREE RESOURCES DESIGNED TO STRENGTHEN TEACHER AND LEADER COMPETENCIES REGARDING DIFFERENT FACETS OF THE CKLA PROGRAM. IN THE GUIDE, YOU WILL FIND LINKS TO HELPFUL RESOURCES SUCH AS ON-DEMAND WEBINARS, TURNKEY TRAINING MATERIALS, VIDEO CLIPS AND ALIGNMENT CHARTS. SEEHTTPS://WWW.COREKNOWLEDGE.ORG/IMPLEMENTATION/TOOLS-RESOURCES/CKLA-TOOLS ADDITIONALLY, THE FOUNDATION CONTINUES TO OFFER FREE GUIDANCE VIA EMAIL AND PHONE SUPPORT TO THOSE TEACHERS AND SCHOOLS WORKING TO IMPLEMENT CKLA IN THEIR CLASSROOMS. .

Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
Linda BevilacquaPRESIDENT50$171,590
Ruth WattenbergTRUSTEE0$0
David SteinerTRUSTEE0$0
Brad MillerTRUSTEE0$0
Ed Hirsch JrTRUSTEE0$0
Peter FormanekTRUSTEE0$0
Chester E Finn JrTRUSTEE0$0
Mark BauerleinTRUSTEE0$0
Louisa D SpencerSECRETARY0$0
Bob ReidTREASURER0$0
Stephen TomlinVICE CHAIRMAN0$0
John BallenCHAIRMAN0$0

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