2016 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 will launch the MA Personalized Learning Network, in which it will work with select MA urban school districts to establish new and conversion schools that are competency, project, and performance-based, enabling students multiple pathways to attain proficiency. Over this year, CCE will work with the Boston Public Schools in a planning period to set out a timeline and process, while assisting the district in its current High School Redesign district-wide initiative, to launch multiple personalized learning schools in subsequent years..
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.
Community Initiatives$50,000San Francisco, CAdescription
This grant is restricted to the San Francisco Teacher Residency Project.
Internationals Network for Public Schools$525,000New York, NYdescription
This is a multi-year general operating grant awarded in 2015.
Illinois State University$60,000Normal, ILdescription
This grant will support a project designed to prepare principals to better serve the communities, not just the schools, in which they work. Funding will be used to identify existing and potential resources to align into Principal Capacity Building Hubs designed to prepare principals to deepen the way they serve all children in the community.
National Equity Project$75,000Oakland, CAdescription
This is a general operating grant.
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.
New Teacher Center$70,000Santa Cruz, CAdescription
This is a general operating grant.
New Visions for Public Schools$70,000New York, NYdescription
This grant is restricted to the New Visions Urban Teacher Residency Program.
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. This is a multi-year grant awarded in 2015.
Teach Plus$70,000Boston, MAdescription
Teach Plus through this general operating grant will support its teacher leadership programs.
Transforming Education$30,000Boston, MAdescription
This grant will support the development of a toolkit designed as a self-contained professional development session built to help educators learn more about MESH competencies. It will include all the tools and resources that a school or district leader needs to facilitate an engaging and helpful professional learning session for staff. This toolkit will focus on self-efficacy.
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.
National Center for Teacher Residencies$525,000Chicago, ILdescription
This is a multi-year general operating grant awarded in 2015.