Innovations in school models, tailoring educational approach to student needs, and empowering educators and families have helped to improve schools and student outcomes over the past three decade. We will continue to support efforts that promise to produce new innovations that will spur further improvements.
The foundation is particularly interested in supporting:
- Novel school models, including those that have new approaches to college prep, and career and technical education;
- Citywide enrollment models that include both traditional and public charter schools;
- New ways — beyond test scores — to advance long-term success, including understanding non-cognitive attributes.
Solve a problem: The project addresses a significant barrier to student success and/or access to high-quality schools.
Apply the foundation’s theory of change: The project enhances student access to a high-quality education and college, career, and life opportunities.
Have potential for a breakthrough: The proposed program or school has the potential to produce significant results for students.
Are transferable ideas: The project can be replicable in different circumstances and locales.
Can be tested objectively for success: The project’s results will be discrete and measurable.