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Initiative Grantee Date Amount City State
Develop Effective Systems Designs Cambridge Public Schools
Cambridge Public Schools
The Cambridge Public Schools, in partnership with our families and community, will provide all students with rigorous, joyful, and culturally responsive learning as well as the social, emotional, and academic supports each student needs to achieve their goals and postsecondary success as engaged community members.

Project Description
This grant will support the Cambridge Public Schools’ Building Equity Bridges project, which will engage a wide field of community stakeholders in honest and authentic dialogue to identify the root causes of the persistent gaps in college and career readiness that are limiting the prospects of too many high school graduates.
 
12/29/2017 $295,000 Cambridge MA
Presidents Buck Institute for Education
Buck Institute for Education
The Buck Institute for Education is a non-profit organization that creates, gathers, and shares high-quality project-based learning (PBL) instructional practices and products and provides highly effective services to teachers, schools, and districts.

Project Description
This grant will support the Buck Institute for Education to support professional development and research activities in Manchester School District over the course of the three-year research practice partnership “Scaling High Quality Project Based Learning for Deeper Learning Impact.”
 
12/29/2017 $200,000 Navato CA
Develop Effective Systems Designs Waltham Public Schools
Waltham Public Schools
The Waltham Public Schools serve more than 5,500 students from diverse backgrounds with courses and activities designed to prepare them for success in the 21st Century. 

Project Description
This grant will support the Waltham Public Schools to delve deeply into structural barriers and inequities that impact student outcomes.
 
12/29/2017 $295,000 Waltham MA
Build Educator Ownership, Leadership and Capacity Somerville Public Schools
Somerville Public Schools
The Somerville Public Schools serve a diverse and dynamic population of more than 5,000 students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. 

Project Description
This grant will support the Somerville Public School district to – in partnership with the Education Development Center – develop a new robust teacher leadership program and create a distributed leadership ecosystem that puts student-centered learning and equity front and center.
 
12/29/2017 $275,000 Somerville MA
Presidents Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School is the graduate medical school of Harvard University.

Project Description
This grant will support HMS MEDscience program, which aims to increase students' interest, achievement and career intentions in the healthcare fields by engaging them in hands-on, field-based experiences coupled with an intensive program of instruction.
 
12/29/2017 $25,000 Boston MA
Develop Effective Systems Designs Manchester School District
Manchester School District
Manchester Public Schools will engage all students in the highest quality 21st century education preschool through graduation. Through an active partnership with students, school personnel, families and community, the Manchester Public Schools will create safe, inclusive schools where equity is the norm and excellence is the goal. All students will be prepared to be lifelong learners and contributing members of society.

Project Description
This grant will support the Manchester School District to hire a neutral technical assistance provider to facilitate inclusive, participatory, and transparent district-community processes to identify and analyze barriers preventing learners from accessing educational opportunities and graduating from high school ready for college.
 
12/29/2017 $295,000 Manchester NH
Build Educator Ownership, Leadership and Capacity Windham Public Schools
Windham Public Schools
The Windham Public Schools provides all students equitable access to a high quality education and graduates students who are prepared to become productive members of society. The school district and community hold a commitment to support cultural and linguistic diversity, deep student engagement, and the pursuit of lifelong learning.

Project Description
This grant will support Windham High School in implementing a comprehensive and sustainable plan to develop, support and enhance teacher leadership. Designed to increase teacher efficacy and school-based instructional leadership to improve student achievement, this plan addresses curriculum, instructional delivery, assessment methods and school based professional learning and coaching.
 
12/22/2017 $208,600 Willimantic CT
Develop Effective Systems Designs EDUCAUSE
EDUCAUSE
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through information technology.

Project Description
This grant will support the Massachusetts Next Gen School Incubator initiative, which will provide Massachusetts-based educators and community members the opportunity to plan and launch genuinely bold models of next gen learning designed for equity, personalized student-centered learning, and the attainment of richer, deeper, 21st-century definitions of student success.
 
12/22/2017 $250,000 Washington DC
Develop Effective Systems Designs Center for Collaborative Education
Center for Collaborative Education
The Center for Collaborative Education (CCE) partners with public schools and districts to create and sustain effective and equitable schools through research and technical assistance.

Project Description
This grant will support the Center for Collaborative Education to continue building the MCIEA accountability model, including professional learning, community engagement, and advocacy efforts of the Massachusetts Consortium of Innovative Education Assessment.
 
12/22/2017 $250,000 Boston MA
Build Public Understanding & Demand United We Dream
United We Dream
United We Dream empowers people to develop their leadership, their organizing skills, and their own campaigns to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people. They do this through immigrant youth-led campaigns at the local, state, and federal level.

Project Description
This grant will support United We Dream to: 1) develop an after school program; 2) engage youth in the #AffordToDream Campaign for Tuition Equity; and 3) implement a new organizing model based on a membership structure to solidify, strengthen, and quantify their people power.
 
12/22/2017 $64,990 Washington DC