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Latest Susan Dell Foundation Stories

2014-04-10 12:32:56

--Beyond Financial Support, the Dell Scholars Program Provides Critical Services and Mentoring to Help Low-Income Students Graduate from College-- AUSTIN, Texas, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation today announced its 11(th) class of Dell Scholars, providing 300 students with the chance to obtain a college degree. The program offers resources and mentoring, in addition to financial assistance, to ensure low-income, at-risk students have the...

2013-03-04 12:29:34

-- Foundation Creates New Subsidiary to Better Enable K-12 Education Reform - AUSTIN, Texas, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing a clear and urgent market demand for cost savings for states and districts and high-quality, data-driven solutions to empower educators and yield better student outcomes, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation today announced the formation of a subsidiary non-profit LLC, the Ed-Fi Alliance. An innovative education technology partner for educators,...

2013-01-30 20:22:25

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation announced today a new $50 million commitment to establish the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, the Dell family foundation committed another $10 million to Austin and Travis County community health quality and access programs over the next ten years. Since its inception in 1999, the foundation has invested nearly $1 billion in health and education programs around the...

2012-12-12 16:26:56

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Troy Wheeler has been named VP Strategic Market Development for the Ed-Fi solution team. Wheeler previously served as the CIO for the Idaho Department of Education. In that capacity, he was responsible for Idaho's state education data management systems, including a $21M public-private partnership to implement statewide teacher data tools for personalized instruction. He also played a critical role in the development and implementation of a...

2012-10-18 11:24:58

AUSTIN, Texas and NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new book featuring month-by-month, smart and simple tips from moms, dads and kids on tough topics like eliminating intake of sugar-sweetened beverages, getting your kids to eat more vegetables and increasing physical activity is available at no cost to any family in the U.S. The book is a product of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a national nonprofit organization founded...

2012-09-04 10:26:54

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is releasing a series of case studies that examine five school and charter management operators' implementation of blended learning. As the education reform landscape evolves, blended learning is becoming more and more relevant to schools across the country. "Blending learning has the potential to support teachers in delivering individualized instruction to students by combining traditional...

2012-07-31 10:29:06

AUSTIN, Texas, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation today announced a public Request for Comment (RFC) period for the release of Ed-Fi 1.1. The RFC period will open August 1, 2012 and close September 30, 2012. The Ed-Fi initiative exists to help accelerate state leaders' and vendors' abilities to put meaningful student-centric dashboards and tools into the hands of educators in every classroom in the nation. Compatible with many existing education data...

2012-05-08 06:35:19

AUSTIN, Texas, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Since launching in July 2011, the Ed-Fi Tool Suite, including the data standard and dashboards, has gained significant momentum in K-12 education among state education agencies, school districts and vendors. Eight states have licensed or are in discussions to license the Ed-Fi Tool Suite, and an additional four states will benefit from Ed-Fi-enabled tools through the Shared Learning Collaborative. This represents 34% of K-12 students and 36%...

2012-02-21 11:35:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation today released a report detailing the impact of the performance-driven education initiative to improve teacher effectiveness and student performance in Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) district middle schools. The report demonstrates how CMS is helping to improve education and making significant progress in closing the "achievement gap." CMS represented a growing problem in America's educational system....

2011-08-17 10:25:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation will host its inaugural Be Well Walk designed to encourage Austin's families to make informed and simple changes to improve nutrition and increase physical activity. The walk is scheduled for Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 4 p.m. at Longhorn Shores on Lady Bird Lake, and all proceeds will benefit local non-profits working to make Austin a healthier community. This year, 15 partner organizations were chosen...