• NGLC Identifies Five Breakthrough Whole-School Models for College Readiness

    February 13, 2012 (Washington, DC) – Today Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) announced $750,000 in pre-launch grants to five middle and high school developers that will open new schools in Fall 2012.  Each organization will be awarded $150,000, and is eligible for another $300,000 in matching grants, to support their launch of new, blended whole-school models that will help students, especially low-income students and students of color, develop skills and knowledge to be successful in postsecondary education and the workforce.

    These grants...

  • Third Wave of Next Generation Learning Challenges to Invest $12 Million in Breakthrough Personalized Learning Models

    October 5, 2011 (Washington, DC) - Signaling the need for a fundamental change in the way education is designed and delivered across secondary and postsecondary institutions, Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) today announced the availability of $12 million in grants for comprehensive models that apply technology to personalize students’ learning experiences, thereby improving the speed and depth by which they develop and master critical knowledge and skills.

    NGLC’s Wave III focuses on breakthrough models for both college readiness and completion and includes two separate...

  • Next Generation Learning Challenges Announces $7 Million for Innovative Solutions to Help Students Meet Common Core Standards

    June 13, 2011 (Washington, DC) —Today, Next Generation Learning Challenges announced $7 million in grants to 19 innovative, technology-enabled programs that are helping students master 7th- to 9th-grade-level math and literacy aligned with the Common Core State Standards. As educators implement these state approved guidelines that establish what students need to learn for success in college and life, they are increasingly seeking content and assessments that can engage students in deeper learning and help them build skills and confidence. The grants will support both proof-of-concept and...

  • Next Generation Learning Challenges Names First Grant Recipients

    April 7, 2011  (Washington, DC) – Today, Next Generation Learning Challenges, a collaborative initiative led by EDUCAUSE, announced its first set of grants to identify and expand innovative technology-enabled approaches that improve college completion in the United States. From a pool of more than 600 applicants, 29 organizations will receive a total of $10.6 million through grants ranging from $180,000 to $750,000. An additional $5.4 million may be awarded to some of the most promising projects after the 15-month grant period concludes.

    "Through this...

  • EDUCAUSE Announces $20 Million for Next Generation Learning Challenges

    October 11, 2010 (Washington, DC) - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced the Next Generation Learning Challenges, a collaborative, multi-year initiative, which aims to help dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States through the use of technology. The program will provide grants to organizations and innovators to expand promising technology tools to more students, teachers, and schools. It is led by nonprofit EDUCAUSE, which works to advance higher education through the use of information technology...

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