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Creating Opportunities: Fifteen Years of Advancing the Public Good

May 1, 2005

Examines the scope and depth of the foundation's investments in education, the arts, civic life, and health. Outlines the development of the foundation's philanthropic mission and strategy during its first fifteen years, beginning in 1989.

The Arts and School Reform: Lessons and Possibilities From the Annenberg Challenge Arts Projects

March 19, 2003

The three Annenberg Challenge Arts projects (in New York City, Minneapolis, and a national consortium of schools) fostered a civic commitment to arts education in their local schools and communities, which led to an expansion in local ownership and investment in arts education. The report offers insights from arts education for school reform practitioners (build reform from within; make excellence equitable) and lessons from standards-based reform for arts educators (rethink accountability; begin with permanence in mind).

Research Perspectives on School Reform: Lessons From the Annenberg Challenge

March 1, 2003

Contains a collection of essays and analyses from researchers and directors of individual Annenberg Challenge project sites that represent working models of learning partnerships between researchers and educators.

The Annenberg Challenge: Lessons and Reflections on Public School Reform

June 1, 2002

Presents findings and recommendations from an initiative that established eighteen projects in public schools across the U.S. to improve education in inner city schools, provide assistance to isolated rural schools, and expand access to arts education.