In a recent episode of the American Graduate series from PBS NewsHour, Melinda Gates described the Gates Foundation’s nationwide education reform program.
While the Gates and Bush foundations have different approaches to increasing education achievement (and our strategy is focused exclusively on Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota), in the interview she commented on two approaches that are directly relevant to our work: ... more
Prairie Business Magazine recently named Valley City State University (VCSU) President Dr. Steve Shirley one of the 40 under 40 business leaders who are making a difference in North Dakota and South Dakota. In recognizing Dr. Shirley’s leadership, the magazine cited VCSU’s three consecutive years of growth and the creation of two new academic centers. ... more
I recently attended the NewSchools Summit, presented in partnership by the NewSchools Venture Fund and the Aspen Institute. NewSchools is a nonprofit venture philanthropy firm that raises capital from both individual and institutional investors, and then uses those funds to support education entrepreneurs who are transforming public education. ... more
About theBushFoundationOur mission is to be a catalyst for the courageous leadership necessary to create sustainable solutions to tough public problems and ensure community vitality. The Foundation was established in 1953 by 3M executive Archibald Bush and his wife, Edyth, and today works in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geographic area.