NWEA: Educators for Equity Grant ProgramDeadline: June 30, 2019
NWEA is a research-based, nonprofit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that measure growth and proficiency, and provide insights to help tailor instruction. The Educators for Equity Grant Program is a new initiative for helping teachers foster student growth for students who face systemic barriers to academic opportunities. NWEA will consider the following, when evaluating applications:
- Populations served: Extent to which the program supports students who face systemic barriers to academic opportunities, including students who identify as Black or African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, or Asian/Pacific Islander; students learning English and speaking a language other than English fluently; and students experiencing economic disadvantage
- Evidence base: Justification of an evidence-based, high quality program focused on facilitating the academic development of students
- Equity mission: Alignment with the priority to remove systemic barriers to academic success for economically disadvantaged students and/or students of color
- Cultural relevance: Evidence of culturally-relevant fit of the program basedon the community/populations served
- Academic focus: Explicitly focused on improving academic opportunities and outcomes for students served
Amount: At least three three grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded.
Eligibility: Potential grant recipient must be a U.S. school serving students from pre-K through 12th grade and either: (i) be a public school; or (ii) have an IRS determination letter of Section 501(c)(3) status.