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March 23, 2013

iNACOL: 3/25 Webinar On New Grant OIpportunity – NGLC Wave IV

Another iNACOL item from Thursday’s inbox…

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iNACOL is a proud partner on the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) grant initiative to address the barriers to educational innovation and tap the potential of technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States.
This coming Monday, March 25th, iNACOL will present a special webinar featuring Andy Calkins, Deputy Director of NGLC, and Sarah Luchs, K-12 Program Officer of NGLC. I will join them for a discussion of the current Wave IV grant program RFP, an opportunity and challenge I hope many of our iNACOL members will consider.
Alert to Members for NGLC Wave IV Grant Funding – Proposals Open and Program Webinars
The new Wave IV grant program is currently accepting proposals for new blended, personalized, mastery-based “breakthrough” school models. NGLC will award twenty $450K grants (including matching funds) to districts, CMOs, or partnerships to launch these new school models; and thirty $100K grants to planners who are at an earlier stage in developing these kinds of models. Applicants may apply on behalf of a wholly new school, a Restart of a persistently failing school, or the Complete Redesign of an existing, higher-performing school. These eligibility categories and the planning grants (which are both new features of this wave of investments) will, we hope, produce a very diverse pool of applicants and school models.
These grants build on the twenty new school models NGLC funded in 2012 in Wave III.
The Wave IV, Cycle 1 application deadline (launch grants for schools starting Fall 2013, planning grants for schools starting Fall 2014) is April 22, 2013.
If you are unable to join us on Monday, NGLC has planned several other informational webinars about the grant in April. For more information, visit:
Please let us know how we can provide assistance. Thank you for your efforts to personalize learning. I look forward to your participation in Monday’s presentation.
Susan Patrick
President & CEO

NGLC partners include: The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), EDUCAUSE, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), and The League for Innovation in the Community College

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