Over the past three years, the Program provided project support to the Deeper Learning Network (DLN), a "network of networks" consisting of ten school reform models totaling some 500 public schools across the country. The DLN has helped make the case for the viability of deeper learning, offering examples of it in action and providing locations for site visits by policymakers. We will provide "tie off" grants to the DLN in order to refocus our funding on research that addresses policy reform needs, development of new assessments of the harder-to-measure deeper learning competencies, and capacity building for educators to understand and make use of student achievement evidence.
About the Grantee
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Grants to this Grantee
for support of educator leadership development
Big Picture Learning is a nonprofit organization with an extensive history of improving student opportunities and outcomes by developing and supporting adult leaders. Since 2016, through the Deeper Learning Equity Fellowship, Big Picture Learning has successfully supported four cohorts of a dozen or more diverse, equity-focused, empowered leaders of change. This grant enables Big Picture to provide fellows with the tools and experiences they need to expand their leadership and influence in the public-school sector, enabling them to advance more equitable opportunities for those students least served by the existing system. (Strategy: K-12 Teaching and Learning)