Assessment for Learning Project K-12 Assessment

On March 23, 2016, the Center for Innovation in Education and NGLC announced $2 million in Assessment for Learning Project grant awards for 12 projects. The grants support educators to fundamentally rethink the core roles that assessment can play to support student attainment of deeper learning. Read the press release.

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Regional Funds for Breakthrough Schools K-12 Breakthrough Models

The NGLC Regional Funds for Breakthrough Schools accelerates innovative school redesign at the local level. In 2014, six Regional Funds partner organizations were selected through a competitive application process. A seventh partner was added in 2016. The goal is to accelerate student achievement in these regions by catalyzing the school-wide adoption of personalized, mastery-based, blended learning models.

Rogers Family Foundation, Oakland, Calif. K-12 Breakthrough Models

NGLC in Oakland is an initiative of the Rogers Family Foundation in partnership with local charter operators, the Oakland Unified School District, and Oakland Public Education Fund to catalyze the design, development, and delivery of personalized learning in breakthrough schools for the Oakland community. In March 2016, Rogers Family Foundation announced $2.1M in Launch Grants for six schools. 

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New England Secondary School Consortium K-12 Breakthrough Models

The New England Secondary Schools Consortium’s (NESSC) NextGen Personalized Learning Initiative is open to members of its League of Innovative Schools (LIS). In March 2015, NESSC announced the 20 LIS members selected for either a September 2015 or September 2016 launch with the support of coaches from the Great Schools Partnership. 

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LEAP Innovations, Chicago, Ill. K-12 Breakthrough Models

Breakthrough Schools: Chicago is a multi-year, citywide initiative to cultivate the next generation of school models in Chicago through support programs and funding mechanisms. The grant competition is for school designers and other entrepreneurial educators to develop and launch next generation schools that provide personalized instruction.

The 2015 cohort of Breakthrough Schools: Chicago grant recipients were announced in June 2015.

CityBridge Education, Washington, D.C. K-12 Breakthrough Models

Breakthrough Schools: D.C. is a Washington, D.C.-based school design challenge that mobilizes teams of educators to redesign their schools for personalized and deeper learning.

By 2017, Breakthrough Schools: D.C. will have seeded 20 new or redesigned traditional public or public charter schools in Washington, D.C. Each Breakthrough School reimagines student learning to include both traditional academic success and deeper learning goals, such as critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and self direction.

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New Schools for New Orleans K-12 Breakthrough Models

Breakthrough Schools: New Orleans is a partnership between New Schools for New Orleans, the Louisiana Recovery School District and the Orleans Parish School Board, Educate Now!, and 4.0 Schools.

In April 2015, New Schools for New Orleans awarded $1.5m in grants to support personalized learning programs in five local schools.

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