Our Mission and Our Work

Dedicated to advancing excellence and equity in education for all students, the Core Knowledge Foundation publishes educational books and materials and supports a growing network of Core Knowledge schools.

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Who We Are

The Core Knowledge Foundation is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Charlottesville, Virginia, and founded in 1986 by E. D. Hirsch, Jr., professor emeritus at the University of Virginia and author of many acclaimed books on education.

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Financial Information

The Core Knowledge Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

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