Success for All Foundation: Investing in Innovation SubgrantDeadline: December 31, 2014
The Success for All Foundation was the highest-rated scale-up winner in the U.S. Department of Education Investing in Innovation’s (i3) competition. The $650 million i3 program is designed to support efforts to start or expand research-based, innovative programs that help close academic-achievement gaps and improve outcomes for high-needs students. The Success for All whole-school improvement model weaves together four essential strategies to help ensure the success of students:
- Leadership for Continuous Improvement: School leaders, teachers, and other school staff work in collaboration to set quarterly goals, select leverage points for improvement, measure progress, and celebrate success. An online data-management system makes data accessible to all.
- Schoolwide Support and Intervention Tools: Proven strategies focus on attendance, parental involvement, positive school culture, family needs, health issues, and individual student support and intervention to make sure that students are in school and ready to learn.
- Powerful Instruction: All instruction in Success for All is built around a cooperative-learning framework that engages students in rich discussion and motivating challenges every day. Detailed lesson resources for reading make planning easy and include rich media supports to develop vocabulary, background knowledge, fluency, and discussion skills. Computer-assisted tutoring tools provide individualization and extra time.
- Professional Development and Coaching: Implementation is supported by extensive job-embedded professional development and coaching that enables teachers and school leaders to make the most of the research-proven approach.
Amount: The Foundation is providing $50,000 grants toward Success for All start-up costs. Other costs are associated with the program, such as school textbooks.
Eligibility: Title I elementary schools with 200 or more students and 40% of the students eligible for free or reduced-priced lunch.
Note: No deadline noted; contact the Success for All Foundation for information on how to apply.