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Grant Allocations & Awards: FY2013

Fund Code: 155
Next Generation Learning Models Innovation Schools Implementation Grant

Funds Allocated: $345,000
Funds Requested: $800,000
Purpose: The Next Generation Learning Models Innovation Schools Implementation Grants are funded by a grant to the Executive Office of Education from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the operation of approved Innovation Schools during school year 2012-2013. Innovation Schools that receive this grant funding must implement Next Generation Learning Models that are characterized by the following: 1) greater flexibility with regard to instruction, the allocation of fiscal and human resources, and the use of instructional time; 2) differentiated content and multiple methods of instruction to boost student achievement; 3) real-time and ongoing assessment of each student's learning needs and progress; 4) opportunities for teachers and school leaders to take on different instructional and leadership roles; and 5) the inventive use of technology in classrooms, schools, and districts. These elements are aligned with the areas of autonomy and flexibility that are included in the Innovation School model, and are intended to lead to improved teaching and learning.
Number of Proposals Received: 16
Number of Proposals Recommended: 12
Number of Proposals Not Recommended: 4
Result of Funding: Funds will be used to support the operation of Innovation Schools and the implementation of their approved Innovation plans in a total of twelve schools in seven districts. These schools will operate with increased autonomy and flexibility in the areas of curriculum, budget, school schedule and calendar, staffing (including waivers from or exemptions to collective bargaining agreements), school district policies, and professional development. The twelve schools enroll a combined total of more than 4,500 students with grades ranging from Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade. Grant awards range from $15,000 to $45,000 per school.
RecipientAmount
Boston Public Schools (Eliot K-8 School)$30,000
Boston Public Schools (Madison Park High School)40,000
Boston Public Schools (Margarita Muniz Academy High School)30,000
Cape Cod Technical Regional High School (Cape Cod Tech STEM Academy)25,000
Central Berkshire Regional School District (Becket Washington Elementary School)15,000
Central Berkshire Regional School District (Berkshire Trail Elementary School)15,000
Leominster Public Schools (Center for Technical Education Innovation High School)25,000
Malden Public Schools (Linden STEAM Academy K-8 School)30,000
Salem Public Schools (Carlton Continuous Progress Elementary School)45,000
Worcester Public Schools (Lincoln Street Early Literacy Elementary School)25,000
Worcester Public Schools (Worcester East Middle Academy of Science, Health, and Technology)25,000
Worcester Public Schools (Worcester Technical STEM Early College High School)40,000
Total Funds$345,000


Program ContactExtension
Bridget Rodriguez
Moira Connolly
Bridget.Rodriguez@state.ma.us
mconnolly@doe.mass.edu
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Last Updated: August 8, 2012
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