The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced more than $90 million in grants to support networks of schools' work to help students of color and low-income students.
DialogeX is partnered with the University of Pittsburgh's Institute for Learning (IFL) to support their literacy improvement effort in the Dallas ISD for the next 5 years. NexPort Campus is the selected technology platform (in particular, the online video coaching component) for working with literacy coaches to develop reading and writing skills.
The Institute for Learning will support six middle schools and six high schools to increase proficiency in English/language arts and increase the number of students on track by the end of 9th grade for high school graduation: $7.4 million, five years.
According to Ed Week, the goal is to coordinate networks of schools to address specific problems that act as barriers for low-income students and students of color on their way to high school graduation and beyond. Based on a concept of “continuous improvement", the team will seek to evaluate different approaches to problems, find what works, and then recreate the viable solutions at similar schools within the district.
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 Sawchuk, S. (n.d.). With $92 Million in Grants, Gates Foundation Launches Newest Strategy to Improve K-12 Schools. Retrieved August 29, 2018, from http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2018/08/with_a_93_million_in_grants_Gates_relaunches.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-FB