The Daniel Tanner Foundation News


“Education Reform, Communities and Social Justice: Exploring the Intersections” National Conference, May 20, 2016; Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
New Brunswick, NJ.
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The University of South Carolina is pleased to announce the completion of its Secondary School Study exhibitions and catalog. To down a pdf of the exhibition catalog:


The Daniel Tanner Foundation has supported the work of a number of scholarly associations, including the John Dewey Society, Society for Professors of Education, Society for the Study of Curriculum History, and Society of Professors of Curriculum.

Research grants have been awarded to Save Our Schools (SOS), a grassroots action organization of parents devoted to the support of New Jersey public schools. SOS was founded by Professor Julia Sass Rubin of the Bloustein School of Public Policy, Rutgers University. The research by SOS, funded by The Daniel Tanner Foundation, has included demographic studies of charter school populations compared with the mainstream public school system. SOS was established to address the problem of drawing funds away from the public school system for reallocation to charter schools under private sponsorship, thereby raising the danger of splitting up the public school system. Although SOS is focused on New Jersey schools, the research conducted by SOS, and supported by The Daniel Tanner Foundation, has attracted national attention.

The Daniel Tanner Foundation has supported such journals as Education and Culture and The High School Journal, and has published John Dewey’s Sources of a Science of Education(1929), which had gone out of print. The new edition (2013) contains John Dewey’s last published statement and a new Introduction.

Other projects supported by the Foundation include historic research conducted through the Museum of Education at the University of South Carolina, publications of the John Dewey Society including the official history of the John Dewey Society, Crusade for Democracy: Progressive Education at the Crossroads (rev. ed., SUNY Press, 2015) and the engagement of high school students in a cancer-research laboratory under a research professor at the University of South Florida.

The Foundation is presently considering research proposals spanning a wide range of areas, including teacher education and career education for high school students. Grants are renewable based upon progress, need and success.