New Designs for School
New Designs for School

We’ve all had the experience of truly purposeful, authentic learning and know how valuable it is. Educators are taking the best of what we know about learning, student support, effective instruction, and interpersonal skill-building to completely reimagine schools so that students experience that kind of purposeful learning all day, every day.

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Primary Contact Name:
Ramona Trevino
Award Date:
March 2016
Grant Type:
Regional Planning and Launch
Start Date:
Fall 2017 or Fall 2018
Startup Type:

Launch Schools

Boston Big Picture, Boston Public Schools

Boston Big Picture is committed to offering a wide variety of pathways to achieving success, which they define in real-world and holistic terms.

Boston Collaboratory, Boston Public Schools

Boston Collaboratory is committed to equity for all students and is offering open access to technology and a curriculum grounded in social justice.

Holmes Elementary, Boston Public Schools

Holmes Elementary is committed to equity and is offering students social and emotional programming such as boxing and morning meetings before and during school.

Planning Schools

Walsh Middle School, Framingham Public Schools

Student Exhibitions, Performing Arts Program

Garfield Middle School, Revere Public Schools

Expanded Learning Time, Advisory, iPad Initiative 

TechBoston Academy, Boston Public Schools

Powderhouse Studios, Somerville Public Schools

Personal Pathways Program (P3), Holyoke Public Schools

Learn more about the Massachusetts Personalized Learning Network, part of the NGLC Regional Funds for Breakthrough Schools and led by the Center for Collaborative Education.