by an initial grant from Battelle Memorial Institute, BFK was
established in 2001 by the Ohio Business Roundtable to advance student
achievement and growth in Ohio. In 2005, BFK became an independent,
national not-for-profit organization focused on developing innovative
services and solutions that empower and support teachers, leaders, and
school systems to reach every learner.
2017, BFK welcomed EdLeader21, our national network of nearly 200
innovative education systems, dedicated to accelerating the
implementation of 21st century learning. The Partnership for 21st
Century Learning (P21), early pioneers in 21st century learning, joined
the BFK family in 2018, further advancing our strategic partnerships and
innovative resources for educators.