NGLC Announces 12 New Breakthrough Models for College Readiness
Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC), an initiative dedicated to improving college readiness and completion, announced this week $4.5 million in grants for comprehensive new secondary school and college models that use technology to reach targets for affordability and student success. Grants were awarded for eight secondary school models and four postsecondary programs. To learn more about the grantees, visit www.nextgenlearning.org.
This announcement represents the second of three cycles of funding in NGLC's third wave of investment, which is focused on comprehensive 'breakthrough' models for improving college readiness and completion rates in the U.S. Wave III targets institutions and organizations launching new instructional models that incorporate technology to personalize students' learning experiences, supported by business models that can support sustainable expansion and adoption plans.
NGLC is a collaboartive partnership led by EDUCAUSE, the leading organization for information technology in higher education, and funded primarily by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Other partners include CCSSO, the League for Innovation in the Community College, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). Funding for NGLC has also been provided by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. To date, NGLC has awarded nearly $23 million in grants to 65 organizations and institutions focused on piloting and scaling new school and degree models, compiling evidence of what works, and accelerating adoption by creating cohorts of change agents.