2015 Grants Awarded: Education


Academy for Urban School Leadership$75,000Chicago, ILdescription
The Academy for Urban School Leadership will develop teachers through its Chicago Teacher Residency program.
BPE$140,000Boston, MAdescription
BPE will increase prepare teachers through the Boston Teacher Residency (BTR), and sharing the lessons it learns to catalyze reform across the city and beyond.
Center for Collaborative Education$70,000Boston, MAdescription
The Center for Collaborative Education in partnership with the Boston Public Schools will facilitate and implement a district-wide accountability system for all schools, modeled after the successful Pilot School Quality Review process, to enable rapid intervention in struggling schools, support to improving schools, and advocacy and assistance to successful schools.
Chicago Public Education Fund$35,000Chicago, ILdescription
Chicago Public Education Fund Fund 4 is designed to grow the number of high-quality principals from 178 to 350 by 2018, and champion the innovative, educator-led practices that accelerate student outcomes.
New Leaders$70,000New York, NYdescription
New Leaders will identify, develop and support transformative principals for high-need schools in the New York City and Bay Area regions.
Partners in School Innovation$525,000San Francisco, CAdescription
Partners in School Innovation will continue to transform schools and implement district reform in San Francisco, working alongside teachers and leaders to pilot developments that meet the needs of students under Common Core, with technology-based personalized learning and both parent and student voice.
Teach Plus$70,000Boston, MAdescription
Teach Plus through this general operating grant will support its teacher leadership programs.
University of Chicago: Urban Education Institute$75,000Chicago, ILdescription
University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute will design of research-based data tools and professional development to support increasing high school graduation nationally. Funded staff create an integrated approaching to improving high school graduation –direct the design of real-time data tools; collaboratively develop and prototype visualizations and reports; and create professional learning materials.
University of Illinois at Chicago: Center for Urban Education Leadership$85,000Chicago, ILdescription
UIC Center for School Leadership will build capacity to collect and use data systematically in its program and in each school where UIC principals and assistant principals serve to improve student learning outcomes in high-need schools. UIC will develop protocols for collaborative data collection, analysis, and application to practice.