Here's Why Bruce Reed Is Now One of the Most Powerful People in Education

If you're an educator who's yet to get Eli Broad money, now's a good time to suddenly remember that you and Bruce Reed knew each other in college. Or whatever. With a $6.9 billion fortune behind him, the new president of the Broad Education Foundation is going to become one of the powerful figures in U.S. education philanthropy starting, well, now.

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What the Broad Foundation's Recent $3 Million Award Says About Its Education Goals

If you hadn’t heard, the Broad Foundation has made personalized learning the centerpiece of their education funding. And the foundation is at it again, with another multi-million dollar grant. This time, Common Sense Media received $3 million from the foundation to expand Graphite a free ratings platform for digital learning tools. (Inside Philanthropy's Alyssa Ochs has all the details about the grant here.)
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Here's How the Broad Foundation is Connecting Teachers with Technology

The Broad Foundation wants teachers to ditch their “old school” ways in favor of digital media and newfangled classroom technology. Broad recently announced a $3 million grant to Common Sense Media, for the purpose of expanding a free ratings and review platform to help teachers discover relevant digital curricula, websites and apps.
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