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Company Overview of KnowledgeWorks Foundation

KnowledgeWorks Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation with over $504 million assets under management. The foundation primarily focuses on education. It was established in 1998 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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April 24, 2015
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Napa New Tech: School of the Future is Here

which is a subsidiary of KnowledgeWorks Foundation. Also, it takes many months of planning, about $450,000 to $500,000, a lot of intense teacher re-training, an entire project-based curriculum, and possibly the biggest challenge — an understanding that ...

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January 4, 2011
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Small Schools, Part 2: Teacher Apprehension High

And so, with money donated primarily by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Ohio-based Knowledgeworks Foundation, several Ohio school districts are creating smaller, self contained high schools within single existing buildings. But as ideastream ...

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April 5, 2015
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Manual High Commentary: Two Differing Reactions

After visiting Denver last March as part of a KnowledgeWorks Foundation delegation to investigate this closing, we can appreciate Mr. Lichtenstein’s call to reformers that they “demonstrate a genuine and lasting commitment not merely to the reform ...

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June 6, 2006
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KnowledgeWorks and Ford Foundations Bringing Together Statewide Leaders to Focus on Educational Needs of 1.2 Million Ohio Workers

CINCINNATI, Sept. 9 -- Today KnowledgeWorks Foundation and Ford Foundation announce the formation of the Ohio Bridges to Opportunity Initiative, designed to promote educational opportunities for Ohio's 1.2 million "working poor." For Ohio to compete ...

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September 8, 2003
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Fitch Affirms KnowledgeWorks Foundation Series 2010; Outlook Remains Stable

High Collateral Quality: The trust collateral comprises Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) loans with guaranties provided by eligible guarantors and reinsurance provided by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for at least 97 percent of ...

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May 14, 2015
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Fitch Affirms KnowledgeWorks Foundation Series 2010; Outlook Remains Stable

NEW YORK, May 11, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Fitch Ratings affirms the senior notes at 'AAAsf' issued by KnowledgeWorks Foundation Series 2010. The Rating Outlook remains Stable. High Collateral Quality: The trust collateral comprises Federal Family Education ...

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May 11, 2015
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Fitch Affirms KnowledgeWorks Foundation Series 2010; Outlook Remains Stable

High Collateral Quality: The trust collateral comprises Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) loans with guaranties provided by eligible guarantors and reinsurance provided by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for at least 97% of principal and ...

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May 11, 2015
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Fitch Affirms KnowledgeWorks Foundation Series 2010; Outlook Remains Stable

Fitch Ratings affirms the senior notes at 'AAAsf' issued by KnowledgeWorks Foundation Series 2010. The Rating Outlook remains Stable. KEY RATING DRIVERS High Collateral Quality: The trust collateral comprises Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP ...

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May 11, 2015
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National education association honors KnowledgeWorks founder

The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) has honored Chad Wick, founding president and CEO of KnowledgeWorks Foundation with the national "Friend of Education" award for his contributions to the education of Ohio's youth. "Chad Wick ...

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The Business Journal
October 18, 2005
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RSU 2’s Hammonds leaving for national education foundation

Virgel Hammonds announced Friday that he will leave the district serving students in Monmouth, Richmond, Farmingdale, Hallowell and Dresden at the end of June to become chief education officer at the Ohio-based KnowledgeWorks Foundation. There, he’ll ...

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June 1, 2015
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How Does New Tech Measure Up to Traditional Standards?

He’s right. From the KnowledgeWorks Foundation (which New Tech is a subsidiary of): Also according to Knowledgeworks: – 26 of 28 New Tech schools with available data (or 93%) had attendance rates between 90-100% in 2008-09. Almost two-thirds of the New ...

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January 6, 2011
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Kevin Boyce appointed to fill open House seat

House Democrats today named Kevin Boyce, the former state treasurer and Columbus ... He served as a Columbus councilman for eight years and also worked at KnowledgeWorks Foundation. “There is no doubt Kevin will serve his constituents with the same ...

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May 8, 2012
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Fitch Affirms KnowledgeWorks Foundation Series 2010; Outlook Remains Stable

NEW YORK, May 22, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Fitch Ratings affirms the senior notes at 'AAAsf' issued by KnowledgeWorks Foundation Series 2010. The Rating Outlook remains Stable. High Collateral Quality: The collateral consists of 100% Federal Family ...

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May 22, 2014
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Chillicothe career center lands $30K grant

The grant comes from the KnowledgeWorks Foundation, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Ohio Board of Regents. It is one of 12 such grants announced on Thursday.

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The Business Journal
March 25, 2004
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Fitch Affirms KnowledgeWorks Foundation Series 2010; Outlook Remains Stable

High Collateral Quality: The collateral consists of 100% Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) loans. The credit quality of the trust collateral is high, in Fitch's opinion, based on the guarantees provided by the transaction's eligible guarantors ...

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May 22, 2014
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Crossroads in Education: Issues for Web 2.0, Social Software, and Digital Tools

The issues we face surround the dilemma of achieving personalization while maintaining standards (KnowledgeWorks Foundation, 2006). Students do need structure from experienced teachers and core subject matter knowledge; however, as Owen and his colleagues ...

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The Journal
April 15, 2008
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ACT names new board leaders

Chad Wick, founder of the KnowledgeWorks Foundation, has been named vice chair. Berdahl has served on ACT's board since 2011, when he retired as president of the Association of American Universities in Washington. He had previously worked as chancellor ...

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October 21, 2015
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KnowledgeWorks Joins Effort to Close Ohio's Achievement Gap

With this overwhelming statistic in mind and other mounting evidence, KnowledgeWorks Foundation, a national education philanthropy based in Cincinnati, will help to sponsor The Governor's Conference on Increasing the Achievement Gap for African American ...

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May 29, 2007
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Cutting Costs or Cutting Corners?

But a 2003 study published by the KnowledgeWorks Foundation reported graduation rates are better for students attending small schools than large ones. Herbert J. Walberg, in a 1993 analysis for The Heartland Institute, concluded, "States with large ...

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July 31, 2007
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Young students give new twist to old college try

We are not sending out immature kids - they have to be ready." The Early College High School is funded by a $400,000 grant from the KnowledgeWorks Foundation. Sixty-three percent are the first in their families to attend college, which was a requirement ...

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March 19, 2006
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Democrats pick Boyce to fill open House seat

He also served as a Columbus councilman for eight years and worked at the KnowledgeWorks Foundation. “There is no doubt Kevin will serve his constituents with the same integrity and professionalism that has come to define him over the years,” said ...

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May 9, 2012
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Fitch Affirms KnowledgeWorks Foundation Series 2010; Outlook Remains Stable

Fitch Ratings affirms the senior notes at 'AAAsf' issued by KnowledgeWorks Foundation Series 2010. The Rating Outlook remains Stable. KEY RATING DRIVERS High Collateral Quality: The collateral consists of 100% Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP ...

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May 22, 2014
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Q&A with Chad Wick of KnowledgeWorks Foundation

Chad Wick is the founding president and CEO of KnowledgeWorks Foundation, a Cincinnati-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting diversity and innovation in public education. After a career in banking, Wick helped organize the Mayerson Foundation and “got a ...

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The Business Journal
August 31, 2009
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College Fund Tinkers With Its Slogan to Stress Investing in Students

Although earlier College Fund advertising had discussed the concept ... Brown, president of EDWorks, a subsidiary of the KnowledgeWorks Foundation that works with high schools in underserved communities, called the campaign “solid” but said “it ...

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New York Times
June 3, 2013
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Summit County team aims to ease grade transitions with grant

SUMMIT COUNTY — Summit County is one of five sites in Ohio to receive a $20,000 grant from KnowledgeWorks Foundation aimed at smoothing the education pipeline for Ohio students from preschool through college. The grants will establish what are known as P ...

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August 9, 2006
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Clinton talks about love for education

"Those are the kinds of things we have to lift above partisan politics," Clinton said. "We have to put front and center what's good for our kids." The Riley Institute has stepped in by partnering with KnowledgeWorks Foundation to establish science- and ...

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April 9, 2014
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Early College High School opens at Delaware State University

Early College High School offers students access to the faculty and resources at Delaware State University. The charter school ... a subsidiary of the KnowledgeWorks foundation, and is the first of its kind in Delaware. Science, technology, engineering ...

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September 2, 2014
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Report from the National Summit on School Design

Wick, president and CEO of KnowledgeWorks Foundation, "You can't expect children to learn 21st century skills in schools built for the 1950's. We need schools designed for 21st century success." According to the report's findings, critical components of ...

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June 14, 2006
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Federal Bar Association Chapter to Honor Civil Rights leader with “Pillar of Justice” Award

He has worked with numerous community organizations, including serving on the Board of Trustees of the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, the Board of Directors of KnowledgeWorks Foundation ... The Federal Bar Association – Northern District ...

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August 27, 2014
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KnowledgeWorks Spins Off Its Nonprofit New Tech Network to Barry Schuler

New Tech Network, a nonprofit organization whose project-based learning approach is used in more than 160 public schools, will be spun off from its parent, the KnowledgeWorks Foundation, a social enterprise focused on creating sustainable improvement in ...

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Education Week
July 2, 2014
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KnowledgeFunding Ohio Considers Exchange of Series 2005 and 2006 Bonds

About KnowledgeFunding Ohio, Inc. KnowledgeFunding Ohio, Inc. is an Ohio nonprofit corporation and an affiliate of KnowledgeWorks Foundation, an Ohio private nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to assist individuals in obtaining an education.

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June 8, 2012
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Furman's Riley Institute gets $1M grant

More recently, the Riley Institute partnered with KnowledgeWorks Foundation and school districts in Colleton and Clarendon counties to open two New Tech high schools, funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The Riley Institute is ...

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January 15, 2014
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Education: New Tech Network shows results

The KnowledgeWorks Foundation acquired the New Technology Foundation in ... Empire launched its Master of Legal Studies program in the fall of 2013. The Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees is expected to decide during its July 22 meeting whether ...

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North Bay Business Journal
June 9, 2014
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On Alabama and Mississippi coasts, industry and education are a two-way street

That, in turn, attracts top industry talent and more industry. According to a 2004 study by Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based KnowledgeWorks Foundation, education is often a factor in determining a community's quality of life, which in turn is an important ...

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July 31, 2012
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New curriculum will produce a global learning school

Reynoldsburg teachers and administrators are working with representatives from the Columbus Council on World Affairs and the KnowledgeWorks Foundation to decide how to transform Herbert Mills Elementary School into a global learning school. The school will ...

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October 17, 2012
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Column | Schools need our applause and attention

Better jobs boost residential property values and result in lower taxes. A national study by the KnowledgeWorks Foundation concluded “there is a clear consensus education enhances productivity, that quality public schools can help localities be more ...

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December 8, 2014
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Letter: View school referendum as a community investment

This isn't just an issue facing young families. This is a community matter. According to a study published by KnowledgeWorks Foundation, "Research indicates that quality public schools can help make states and localities more economically competitive."

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February 11, 2015
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Fitch Affirms KnowledgeWorks Foundation Series 2010

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has affirmed the student loan note issued by KnowledgeWorks Foundation Series 2010 at 'AAAsf.' The Rating Outlook remains Negative. The ratings actions are detailed at the end of this press release. The collateral ...

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June 27, 2012
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Penny Friedman Esq.

Ms. Penny Friedmanis is the Vice Chairperson at KnowledgeWorks Foundation. Penny Friedman is President and Founder of BeneFactors, L.L.C., a consulting and management firm that provides strategic, advisory and administrative services in the field of ...

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February 10, 2015
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ACT, Inc : ACT Expands Board of Directors and Names New Officers

Bumphus, Ph.D., president and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges Chad P. Wick, founder and director of the KnowledgeWorks Foundation The new board officers are: Chairman of the Board: Carl A. Cohn, professor and co-director, Urban School ...

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October 8, 2012
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Richard E. Riley

He serves as a Trustee of KnowledgeWorks Foundation and Furman University. He served as a Director of... Public Broadcasting Service. He served as a Director of Laureate Education Inc. (formerly, Sylvan Learning Systems Inc.) since June 2001.

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March 14, 2015
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Fitch Affirms KnowledgeWorks Foundation 2010

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the senior student loan note issued by KnowledgeWorks Foundation 2010 at 'AAAsf'. The Rating Outlook, which is tied to the sovereign rating of the U.S. government, remains Negative. KEY RATING DRIVERS The rating on the senior ...

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June 11, 2013
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KnowledgeWorks gives $100K to learning center project

The KnowledgeWorks Foundation announced a $100,000 grant to the Community Building Institute, which is working to create several community learning centers across Cincinnati. The CBI is a partnership of Xavier University and the United Way of Greater ...

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February 21, 2005
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Broadband and the future of learning

One of the findings of the Aspen Task Force is that “current metrics [that] indicate whether institutions (e.g., schools and libraries) are connected to broadband Internet need ... A study from the KnowledgeWorks Foundation envisions a new student ...

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September 2, 2014
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Report Suggests How New Schools Should Be Designed

The report—produced by the Washington-based American Architectural Foundation and the Cincin-nati-based KnowledgeWorks Foundation—recommends designing schools to support a variety of learn-ing styles, fostering a “small school” culture, and ...

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Education Week
June 15, 2006
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Proposed STEM designation would offer new funding options

STEM can benefit students on all levels, “not just our nation’s brightest and best students,” according to the testimony of Deborah Howard, chief innovation officer at EDWorks, a division of the KnowledgeWorks Foundation in Cincinnati. The bill ...

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April 8, 2014
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EDUCATION 18 Ohio high schools part of pilot program

"Ohio has probably the largest concentration of these schools," said Deborah Howard, program director for school improvement at KnowledgeWorks Foundation, an Ohio-based education philanthropy. Linden-McKinley and Brookhaven in Columbus are two of the ...

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September 10, 2005
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