Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Announces $3.1 Million in California Education Policy Reform Grants

has announced grants totaling $3.1 million to eight nonprofit organizations working to advance education policy reform in California.

Awarded through the , which was established in 2011 with funds from the , the grants will bolster programs that address K-12 and community college policy-related issues such as standards and accountability, data systems, teacher effectiveness, college readiness, and financial reform. Grant recipients include the , , the , the , , the , the , and the .

"In this second year, the selected set of grantees complements those that are already part of the fund," said RPA president and CEO Melissa Berman, "further strengthening the network of strong and engaged stakeholders working to improve opportunities for California's students."

"." Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Press Release 08/01/2012.