Enabling Change
Enabling Change

Next generation learning is all about everyone in the system—from students through teachers to policymakers—taking charge of their own learning, development, and work. That doesn’t happen by forcing change through mandates and compliance. It happens by creating the environment and the equity of opportunity for everyone in the system to do their best possible work.

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7 K-12 Schools to Receive Breakthrough Schools D.C. Grants

On Saturday, December 6, seven D.C.-based schools received some very good news.

The CityBridge Foundation—one of NGLC’s Regional Funds for Breakthrough Schools partners—selected its second round of Breakthrough Schools D.C. grant recipients.

The announcement was made at the second annual Education Innovation Summit, an event that brought together educators, thought leaders, and policymakers, including Jim Shelton, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

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This year’s recipients are:

  • Capital City Public Charter School
  • Cleveland Elementary School
  • D.C. International School
  • Mundo Verde Public Charter School
  • Sustainable Futures
  • Thurgood Marshall Academy
  • Two Rivers Public Charter School

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These schools were selected because of their vision to create a new model for their school based on principles of personalized learning: high expectations for college readiness, tailored learning experiences for all students, and financial sustainability that can be replicated. They will spend the next year planning their new model with support from CityBridge.

They join Breakthrough Montessori, Columbia Heights Educational Campus, E.L. Haynes High School, Monument Academy, Washington Leadership Academy, and Wheatley Education Campus—the recipients of Breakthrough Schools D.C. planning grants this past spring. And Ingenuity Prep, a PK-12 charter school that received a launch grant in NGLC’s national grant program in 2013, the first in D.C.

They are the newest grant recipients to join NGLC’s nationwide network of K-12 breakthrough schools, all of whom are visioning a completely different approach to teaching and learning in an effort to achieve breakthrough outcomes for students.

The NGLC team congratulates these D.C. innovators who are creating bright futures for the city’s youth.

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Kristi DePaul

CEO, Founders Marketing

A Pittsburgh native, Kristi is an avid content marketer, blogger, educator, speaker, and world traveler. Most recently, she managed marketing efforts for NGLC, a $65m education investment network and EDUCAUSE, the world’s premier higher ed IT association. Previously, she led strategic initiatives and marketing communications across four continents for three international start-ups. Combining her expertise in marketing, social media and influencer relations, Kristi has formed Founders Marketing, a firm that helps start-ups create effective messaging to grow global audiences.