Next Generation Learning Challenge in Oakland

NGLC in Oakland is an opportunity for schools to learn, tinker, and scale innovative ideas for personalized learning. 

In the past decade, Oakland’s traditional and charter public schools have made important gains in student achievement. Today, OUSD stands as California’s most improved urban school district, and our city is home to some of the most innovative and high-performing public schools in the state. While our progress is unmistakable, we know that we can—and must—do better. Too many Oakland public schools struggle to equitably and excellently serve students, particularly students of color and those from socioeconomically disadvantaged or language minority backgrounds. Additionally, graduation rates remain intolerably low, with far too many young people entering adulthood without the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful and fulfilling life. NGLC in Oakland is an opportunity for all our public schools, traditional and charter, to take their next steps to transform.

This transformational journey begins with a deep discovery phase, during which school leaders, teachers, and other stakeholders will participate in learning events and professional development sessions. Rogers Family Foundation will host visits to schools strong in different aspects of personalization so that participants can learn from the city’s and region’s most innovative teachers and principals. Following this learning phase, Oakland schools can apply for launch grants in early 2016, totaling $1.2M in launch grants for 3-4 school sites, ranging between $300,000 to $400,000 based on the strength and comprehensiveness of the application. 

   https://sites.google.com/site/nglcinoakland/apply   https://sites.google.com/site/nglcinoakland/discovery    https://sites.google.com/site/nglcinoakland/resources

News and Updates

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  • NGLC in Oakland: Year 1 Evaluation NGLC in Oakland: Year 1 Evaluation  http://rogersfoundation.org/nglc-oakland-year-1-evaluation/  Next Generation Learning Challenge (NGLC) in Oakland began in Summer 2014, engaging hundreds of educators and eventually catalyzing 26 public schools to apply for planning grants in January 2015. This represented nearly one in five of all Oakland public schools. Ten school planning grantees were selected, with each working throughout the 2015-2016 school year to create three-year plans to implement whole-school models that personalize learning.From 12 launch grant applications, seven school teams received multi-year grants to begin implementation in 2016-2017: ASCEND, East Bay Innovation Academy, Lodestar, Redwood Heights, Roosevelt Middle School, Urban Montessori, and Urban Promise Academy.The NGLC in ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2018, 10:33 AM by Greg Klein
  • Schools Selected for Launch Grants In March 2016, working with our partners at the Oakland Public Education Fund and Oakland Unified School District, we announced our $2,100,000 investment in six Oakland public schools over two years through the Next Generation Learning Challenge in Oakland grant program. The selected schools are: ASCEND Lodestar Redwood Heights Roosevelt MS Urban Montessori Urban Promise Academy This announcement is a major milestone for the NGLC in Oakland program as we seek to engage school (re)design teams of leaders, teachers, parents, students, and community stakeholders to create 3,000-5,000 high quality, innovative, personalized, student-centered seats by 2020. You can find the PDF blueprints for selected schools at NGLCinOakland.org/schools. You can read the full ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2016, 4:16 PM by Greg Klein
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