Letter from Charles Koch Foundation and Charles Koch Institute on COVID-19 Pandemic
03-18-2020 05:05pm Letter from Charles Koch Foundation and Charles Koch Institute on COVID-19 Pandemic Today we stand together with everyone in this country and around the world to do all we can to support one another and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic Read the Full Letter
OpenStax: Helping Students
03-23-2020 02:38pm OpenStax: Helping Students "Learn More...Faster" An innovative approach to textbooks is helping millions of students get a college education Read More
Charles Koch Foundation renews commitment to New York University School of Law's Policing Project
06-11-2020 12:54pm Charles Koch Foundation renews commitment to New York University School of Law's Policing Project The Charles Koch Foundation has announced it will renew its support for New York University School of Law’s Policing Project. The Project, launched in 2015, aims to promote public safety, equal rights, and human dignity by building partnerships and applying cutting-edge scholarship to improve police-community relations. Read More
CurrikiStudio will allow users to easily create, publish free educational content
06-17-2020 12:21pm CurrikiStudio will allow users to easily create, publish free educational content CurrikiStudio will allow users to easily create, publish free educational content Read More
Minerva Schools: continuing to serve university students during COVID-19
05-19-2020 02:09pm Minerva Schools: continuing to serve university students during COVID-19 Because COVID-19 has forced many leading colleges and universities to delay, defer, or cancel their enrollment for thousands of students, upcoming on-campus plans have never been more uncertain. To address this need, Minvera has launched its Visiting Scholars Year—a remote, credit-bearing opportunity for university students. Read More

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In the News

The latest news about the Charles Koch Foundation, our scholars, and our giving.

06-30-2020 01:56pm

Rivet School: Redesigning the college experience for working adults

In the face of COVID-19 — and with $100,000 in philanthropic support from the Charles Koch Foundation — Rivet announced Pay It Forward, a new program that allows students to enroll and pay no tuition during the course of their studies.

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06-29-2020 03:33pm

Cornell’s Yale-Loehr on Supreme Court’s DACA decision

Stephen Yale-Loehr, a law professor at Cornell and a Charles Koch Foundation (CKF) grantee, commented on the DACA decision in several news outlets, including on National Public Radio (NPR), and in The Associated Press, The New York Times and Chicago Tribune.

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College Pulse survey shows students believe online learning could be improved

The Charles Koch Foundation (CKF) and College Pulse have released the results of a new survey showing that while college students were somewhat underwhelmed with higher education’s rapid transition to online learning, they are optimistic that online learning will improve in the future.

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