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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  • 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
  • The Oakland School Design Community “Mix it Up” Jam Session Event DescriptionIt is a very exciting time to be involved in the school design community here in Oakland. There is great work being done all over the city and region as we work together to support the transformation of our city’s public education system and create the schools that our city wants and will need to ensure our future success and sustainability.As partners in supporting school design efforts throughout Oakland’s public education ecosystem, Educate 78’s School Design Lab and the Rogers Family Foundation’s Next Generation Learning Challenge have joined forces to sponsor this upcoming event!https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-oakland-school-design-community-mix-it-up-jam-session-tickets-19670459875?utm_source ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2015, 12:41 PM by Greg Klein
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