Educational Technology

January 25, 2018

Gates Foundation Seeks Intermediaries for Networks of School Improvement

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By Joshua Bolkan, Campus Technology
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is requesting proposals for networks of school improvement (NSIs). NSIs are, according to the foundation’s glossary for the project, groups of schools serving students in grades 6-12 that work on their own and together with an intermediary to implement a continuous improvement process that aims to improve outcomes for black, Latino and low-income students. The organization said in a release that it will be requesting additional proposals to lead NSIs in the coming years, but the current one is specifically for intermediaries, which will receive funding directly. An intermediary, according to the organization, is “a central, coordinating entity that brings together multiple school leadership teams to tackle common problems and work toward common aims. Intermediaries serve several functions.

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