About Us

Supporting the Work of Education Systems

Battelle for Kids (BFK) is a national, not-for-profit organization. We help empower educators to prepare every student for tomorrow’s world. We partner alongside school districts, state agencies, and strategic partners to solve the complex issues in education.

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Our Core Values

We put our core values at the center of everything we do and every decision we make as we collaborate with school systems, communities, and partners to achieve our mission. Our work centers on helping education leaders solve complex problems and engage their communities to re-envision and transform their school systems. We take a systems approach to promote enduring transformation of the system and deeper learning outcomes for every student.

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Our Leadership

Our dedicated leadership team works to guide Battelle for Kids in our efforts to help school systems set up deeper learning strategies to prepare every student for tomorrow’s world.

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Our History

Supported 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.


In 2017, BFK welcomed EdLeader21, the premier national network for education transformation, dedicated to accelerating the implementation of 21st century, deeper 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.

We also work alongside other future focused education organizations throughout the nation as we work together to transform education. 

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