The Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) initiative is a collaboration between EDUCAUSE, The Council of Chief State School Officers, International Association for K-12 Online Learning, League for Innovation in the Community College, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association dedicated to advancing the intelligent use of information technology in higher education, EDUCAUSE helps those who lead, manage, and use information technology to shape strategic decisions at every level. The association’s programs include applied research and analysis, strategic policy advocacy, teaching and learning initiatives, professional development, print and online information resources, and special interest collaborative communities. The current membership comprises more than 2,300 colleges, universities, and educational organizations.
The Council of Chief State School Officers
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues.
International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
iNACOL is the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) membership association based in the Washington, DC area with more than 3,100 members. iNACOL is unique in that its members represent a diverse cross-section of K-12 education from school districts, charter schools, state education agencies, non-profit organizations, colleges, universities and research institutions, corporate entities, and other content and technology providers. iNACOL hosts the annual Virtual School Symposium (VSS).
League for Innovation in the Community College
The League is an international organization dedicated to catalyzing the community college movement. It hosts conferences and institutes, develop Web resources, conduct research, produce publications, provide services, and lead projects and initiatives with its member colleges, corporate partners, and other agencies in its continuing efforts to make a positive difference for students and communities.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people especially those with the fewest resources-have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has been making grants since 1967 to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. The Foundation’s programs have ambitious goals that include: helping to reduce global poverty, limiting the risk of climate change, improving education for students in California and elsewhere, improving reproductive health and rights worldwide, supporting vibrant performing arts in our community, advancing the field of philanthropy, and supporting disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.