Revere High School

Open Opportunities

Evaluation of Continuous Improvement Initiatives
We pleased to release a new Request for Proposals to support a 12-month grant to conduct an evaluation of NMEF’s continuous improvement work. If your organization conducts evaluations, we invite you to submit. Or, please pass along to evaluators in your networks. The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 12:00pm EST.

Through this grant fund, the Foundation seeks to explore the effects of continuous improvement cycles on the levels of college and career readiness among students in underserved schools. We are currently piloting this work with two grantee cohorts, and wish to gather lessons about these efforts while evolving an approach that best helps district teams transform practice at the central office in support of schools and classrooms.

The Foundation hosted an informational webinar on March 1 to answer questions regarding the RFP. You can view the webinar here. Questions taken before and during the webinar have been complied in this FAQ, which will be updated regularly. You can submit any further questions to Marcos Popovich at


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*Please note that if you complete the eligibility requirements for applying for an event sponsorship, you will be directed to our grants portal, Foundation Connects. If you have never created an account with the Nellie Mae Education Foundation Connects portal, you should create an account as a “New Portal User.”
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