Guided by the belief that all lives have equal value, and that all students—especially Black, Latino, and low-income students—must have equal access to a great public education that prepares them for adulthood, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is excited to announce this Request for Proposal (RFP) to fund Networks for School Improvement (NSI).
An NSI is a group of secondary schools working in partnership with an Intermediary organization to use a continuous improvement process to significantly increase the number of Black, Latino, and low-income students who earn a high school diploma, enroll in a postsecondary institution, and are on track in their first year to earn a credential with labor-market value. Secondary school teams work collaboratively to identify, test, and refine solutions that target a problem and reach an aim common across the network. An NSI’s aim is to improve outcomes that are predictive of high school graduation and postsecondary success.
Over the next several years, the foundation intends to release multiple RFPs for applications to lead NSIs. This is the first of those opportunities, and we are soliciting applications only from Intermediaries at this stage. Grants will be made directly to Intermediaries.
Please visit the K-12 Education site to learn more.