Our Partners & Supporters

Believing that holistic, systemic change requires collaboration across a variety of sectors, CCR is proud to work with partners across all areas of the education ecosystem.


CCR’s DNA of “Education Engineering” is appropriately suited for partnerships with high tech companies. Its focus on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and biotechnology is highly relevant to education in the 21st century.

CCR’s corporate partners and supporters include:


CCR strategically leverages philanthropic partnerships that address areas of mutual concern. For example, thanks to generous grant funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, CCR successfully developed higher education learning outcomes in Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, and Statistics/Probability. These outcomes highlight essential topics and concepts with a deep focus on promoting equitable learning outcomes for all.

CCR’s foundation partners and supporters include:

Institutions of Higher Education

CCR collaborates with colleges, universities, and academic institutions to conduct cutting-edge research and to develop the next generation of education leaders. For example, a partnership with Carnegie Mellon University‘s learning engineering program resulted in a dashboard user interface that displays student learning in modern competencies. Additionally, machine learning was employed to simulate student competency development and to assess the feasibility of effective interventions.

CCR’s academic partners and supporters include:

International Organizations

Working with international organizations allows CCR to propagate its findings worldwide. CCR’s founder, Charles Fadel, is Chair of the Education Committee of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and a member of the OECD’s AI Expert Group. CCR is the only organization to have an official strategic relationship with the OECD’s Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI).

CCR’s international organizational partners and supporters include:


CCR acts as a partner to various national and provincial ministries of education, providing valuable advice on policy and implementation. In its work with Australia’s Curriculum and Reporting Agency (ACARA), CCR developed a set of modern mathematics standards. These standards focus on promoting mathematical thinking concepts and place significant emphasis on crucial new learning areas like discrete and computational mathematics.

CCR’s jurisdictional partners and supporters include:

K-12 Schools and School Networks

By working directly with schools and classroom programs, CCR’s research has tangible, real-world impact on classrooms. For example, CCR partnered with International Baccalaureate (IB), to advocate for and advance a relevant modern education. As part of these efforts, CCR conducted grant studies evaluating the incorporation of high-quality employability skills within the IB Diploma Program and Career-Related programs. 

CCR’s school partners and supporters include:

Non-Profit Organizations

In partnership with other non-profit organizations, CCR leverages their expertise in complementary areas. For example, a research endeavor with the Brookings Institute examined the disparity between the vision and implementation of competencies in jurisdictional curriculum documentation and policies. With that information, CCR subsequently developed a global scorecard to aimed at promoting the importance of modern skills.

CCR’s non-profit partners and supporters include: