During recent years, the NoVo Foundation has been one of the biggest funders of Social and Emotional Learning work. Now, with an announcement of a "pause" in SEL grantmaking, that gravy train seems to be coming to an end. Which is too bad.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation turned its funding attention to alternatives to traditional classroom learning models in its latest set of secondary and post-secondary education grants. In June 2012, the foundation announced $9 million in funding for "breakthrough learning models", including those of the online or blended online and traditional varieties.