To provide technical assistance to 60 grantee communities selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce and its Economic Development Administration for the Build Back Better Regional Challenge competitive grant program
To bring together leading states and districts, curriculum publishers, subject matter experts and measurement scholars to create innovative, curriculum-connected assessments that could dramatically change the state summative assessment system
To support Duckworth Lab to develop and validate the Necessities Index, an assessment of the conditions required for adolescents to thrive socially, emotionally and academically; and evaluate and scale Grit Lab 101, a program designed to improve adolescents skillsets and mindsets around perseverance to achieve long-term goals
To support the learning agenda and evaluation of two multi-state capacity building grantees, Watershed Advisors (Watershed) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Instructional Materials and Professional Development (IMPD) Network
To support the incubation of 36 diverse entrepreneurs to develop prototypes and to pilot and launch break-the-mold ventures that address a significant barrier to student success or access to high-quality schools at scale.