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Organization Name: Core Knowledge
Company Line: The Foundation's mission is to provide educational excellence and equity to all children. The Core Knowledge Foundation is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 1986 by E. D. Hirsch, Jr., professor emeritus at the University of Virginia and author of many acclaimed books on education including Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know, The Schools We Need and Why We Don't Have Them, The Knowledge Deficit, and The Making of Americans. Based in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Foundation develops curricula, publishes educational books and materials, provides professional development for educators, and supports a growing network of Core Knowledge schools.
Bottom Line: Core Knowledge is based on books written by E.D. Hirsch emphasizing that all children should master the same content in certain grade levels. It is funded in part by Chester Finn and the DOE.
Year Established: 1987
Organization Type: Nonprofit
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