Next Generation Learning Challenges Now Open for Wave 2

[ 0 ] January 25, 2011 |

Wave 2 is now open of the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) with up to $10 million in new grants.

The second wave of funding seeks proposals that offer promising technology-enabled instructional materials and embedded assessment to improve mastery of 7th-9th grade level content and deeper learning competencies, aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

Pre-proposals are due March 4, 2011, with winners announced in June 2011.

All information about Wave 2, including the RFP and dates for upcoming informational webcasts, may be found at

Many considerations drive Wave 2, including:

  1. The current system struggles to help all students master existing standards, which on balance are significantly lower than the common core;
  2. Incremental change is unlikely to sufficiently improve teaching and learning interactions to meet new expectations quickly;
  3. Students need more personalized learning tools and strategies that meet them where they are and support them through mastery of the common core and deeper learning competencies; and
  4. Technology, applied well, can play a valuable role in helping to transform educational outcomes.

NGLC was launched in partnership with  with EDUCAUSE, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), and the League for Innovation in the Community College last October.  The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has also announced that it is joining the partnership with an initial commitment of $1.4 million.

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Category: K-12, Venture Capital

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