The first five winners of the Next Generation Learning Challenges – Wave 3A were announced this week. Winners of this challenge, which seeks “breakthrough school models for college readiness,” include Alpha Public Schools (CA), KIPP Chicago (IL), Leadership Public Schools (CA), Touchstone Education (NJ) and USC Hybrid High (CA).
From the press release:
(Washington, DC) – Today Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) announced $750,000 in pre-launch grants to five middle and high school developers that will open new schools in Fall 2012. Each organization will be awarded $150,000, and is eligible for another $300,000 in matching grants, to support their launch of new, blended whole-school models that will help students, especially low-income students and students of color, develop skills and knowledge to be successful in postsecondary education and the workforce.
NGLC will provide up to 15 additional awards this year. Additional information for potential charter and district applicants is available online.