Gates Foundation grants Annenberg Institute $999,260

The Brown Daily Herald

Grant for the National Student Support Accelerator aims to increase access to tutoring opportunities for K-12 students

The Annenberg Institute received a $999,260 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation last month to fund the National Student Support Accelerator. The NSSA research aims to strengthen and grow high-impact tutoring programs and opportunities for K-12 students nationwide. This funding will support the project for two years.

Director of the Annenberg Institute Susanna Loeb emphasized the importance of expanding tutoring availability. “We’ve developed the National Student Support Accelerator with the idea that every student in need should have access to an effective tutor who can champion and ensure their learning and success,” said Loeb, who is also the grant lead on the project. “Tutoring has turned out to be one of the clearest interventions or approaches in schools that can benefit students.”