Call With Education Grantmakers

On October 31, the Department of Education hosted a quarterly conference call for education funders with Secretary Arne Duncan and Assistant Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton. Despite the Hurricane, hundreds of foundation and corporate leaders dialed in to participate in this interactive discussion about the Investing In Innovation Fund (i3).

Secretary Duncan and Jim Shelton talked about the lessons learned from past i3 competitions, the online Foundation Registry i3 hosted by the Foundation Center, and the need to maintain momentum for scaling innovations and evaluating what works. As the Secretary stated in his closing comments, “I think i3 is one of the best examples of a public-private partnership that exists not just in our Department, but frankly, across other Federal agencies”

Read the transcript, or listen to the call Audio icon.


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