Pivot Learning partners with foundations and other investors to support new program R&D, while also relying on school districts to purchase services that have been rigorously tested and vetted. This unique business model promotes sustainability and has fueled Pivot’s steady growth over the past two decades. We take a strategic approach to the R&D issues we choose to tackle — a reflection of our five core values, one of which is responsible stewardship of resources.

Project: The Smarter School Spending Project
Funder: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Grant Size: $1,000,000
Grant Awarded: 9/11/2014

The Smarter School Spending project was intiated to transform instructional planning, district budgeting, and LCAP development. Over the course of the next year, with generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Pivot will work closely with leadership in five pioneering California districts – San Francisco Unified, Tracy Unified, Hayward Unified, Pomona Unified and Santa Ana Unified – to narrow and focus their instructional priorities, fund these priorities over the long-term, and build their LCAPs into strategic finance plans that can lead to better student outcomes.

Project: The Smarter School Spending Project
Funder: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Grant Size: $1,000,000
Grant Awarded: 9/11/2014

The Smarter School Spending project was intiated to transform instructional planning, district budgeting, and LCAP development. Over the course of the next year, with generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Pivot will work closely with leadership in five pioneering California districts – San Francisco Unified, Tracy Unified, Hayward Unified, Pomona Unified and Santa Ana Unified – to narrow and focus their instructional priorities, fund these priorities over the long-term, and build their LCAPs into strategic finance plans that can lead to better student outcomes.

Project: The Smarter School Spending Project
Funder: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Grant Size: $1,000,000
Grant Awarded: 9/11/2014

The Smarter School Spending project was intiated to transform instructional planning, district budgeting, and LCAP development. Over the course of the next year, with generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Pivot will work closely with leadership in five pioneering California districts – San Francisco Unified, Tracy Unified, Hayward Unified, Pomona Unified and Santa Ana Unified – to narrow and focus their instructional priorities, fund these priorities over the long-term, and build their LCAPs into strategic finance plans that can lead to better student outcomes.