Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Expanding Effective School Practices – Sep 13
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces $5 Million Funding Opportunity for Expanding Effective School Practices
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is inviting teams of schools, support organizations, and researchers who want to apply the science of learning and human development to improve existing school-based practices that develop self-direction and curiosity to submit applications for a new $5 million whole child grant program.
CZI’s mission in education is aimed at ensuring that every young person enters adulthood with the skills and abilities they need to reach their full potential – and that every teacher is equipped with the research-based tools and practices they need to help students get there. The RFA builds on CZI’s work over the last two years in partnership with the members of the Science of Learning and Development Initiative and the Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, as well as CZI’s support for child development research.
Through the program, CZI will award one- to two-year grants to ten school-based teams to help them implement, improve, and measure practices in their schools using the science of human adolescent learning and development.
This opportunity is intended to support specific projects that identify a specific school-based practice; use the science of learning and human development to refine and iterate the practice; collect data to measure how the practice impacts the intended competencies, skills and mindsets; and use the data collected to improve the practice’s design. It is not intended for general operating support, program implementation, or scaling systems.
Grant proposals are due by September 13, 2019.
For information about eligibility criteria and the application process, see the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative website.
Deadline: September 13, 2019
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