Working together to help students succeed

The Networks for School Improvement (NSI) portfolio includes grants to organizations who will support groups of middle and high schools working together to identify and solve common problems using approaches that best fit their needs, learning what works as they go and refining their approaches.

We invest in partnerships between networks of schools and school support organizations. They will work together to identify and solve common problems by using evidence-based interventions that best fit their needs and data-driven continuous learning—where schools use data to identify a problem, select a strategy to address the problem, set a target for improvement, and iterate to make the approach more effective and improve student achievement.

While each network decides what approach will work best to address their biggest challenges, there are at least two things successful networks share in common—a commitment to continuous learning and improvement, and a focus on using indicators proven to predict students’ learning, progress, and success.

After an open and competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process in September 2018, this cohort of grantees includes 25 organizations in 16 states (AL, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, MD, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, WA, and WI) to serve as supporting organizations for Networks for School Improvement.

Read more about what our grantees are doing to date and what we are learning from their NSI efforts.

These are our newest K-12 grantees who are working to improve their support of Black, Latino, and low-income students. Learn more about our Model Design & Initiation Grantees.

NSI Grantees

  • Achieve Atlanta, Inc. (Atlanta, GA)
  • American Institutes for Research (Central Florida)
  • Baltimore City Public Schools (Baltimore, MD)
  • Bank Street College of Education (Yonkers, NY)
  • California Education Partners (California)
  • Center for Leadership and Educational Equity (Rhode Island)
  • City Year (Milwaukee, WI)
  • The Commit Partnership (Dallas County, TX)
  • Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc. (North Texas)
  • Community Center for Education Results (Washington)
  • CORE Districts (California)
  • Denver Public Schools (Denver, CO)
  • High Tech High Graduate School of Education (California)
  • Institute for Learning (Dallas, TX)
  • KIPP Foundation (Multiple states)
  • LA Promise Fund (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Network for College Success (Chicago, IL)
  • New Tech Network (El Paso County, Comal County, Ector County, TX)
  • New Visions for Public Schools (New York, NY)
  • Northwest Regional Education Service District (Oregon)
  • Partners in School Innovation (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Seeding Success (Memphis, TN)
  • Southern Regional Education Board (Jefferson County, AL and Bladen, Beaufort, and Stanley Counties, NC)
  • Strive (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Teach Plus, Incorporated (Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA)

This list was updated following our NSI grant announcement in September 2019 to add four additional grantees.