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implementation and impact of high-quality degree pathways using Open Educational Resources (OER) in community colleges", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Alliance for Excellent Education Inc.", "Amount":"$4,200,000", "Description":"For general operating support", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"America Achieves, Inc", "Amount":"$400,000", "Description":"To support development of innovative programmatic interventions focused on the connection between greater student ownership/agency and student persistence for closing the achievement gap", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"America Succeeds", "Amount":"$249,780", "Description":"To leverage the voices of business leaders on issues related to high quality teacher preparation and equity", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"American Association of Community Colleges", "Amount":"$451,007", "Description":"To co-create and document a framework for implementation services and supports that will lead to dramatically improved credential completions by students attending community colleges, and to closing the equity gap for those completing", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"American Association of State Colleges and Universities", "Amount":"$6,000,000", "Description":"To identify, understand, and share what works to accelerate the production of credentials of value, especially for low-income, first generation students, while documenting and sharing new knowledge about the institutional change process", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"American Enterprise Institute For Public Policy Research", "Amount":"$1,157,579", "Description":"To support the continued development of research-driven higher education policies to address structural problems standing in the way of greater student success", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences", "Amount":"$200,000", "Description":"To bring stakeholders in teacher preparation to some agreement about which type of research would improve programs and which study designs and data could be used to carry out that research", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences", "Amount":"$1,258,720", "Description":"To establish a community of practice that aligns teaching effectiveness measurement practices to the principles outlined in Feedback for Better Teaching: Nine Principles for Using Measures of Effective Teaching", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences", "Amount":"$2,500,000", "Description":"To evaluate the effectiveness of organizations that provide transformational assistance to colleges and universities so that more of the students they serve graduate", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences", "Amount":"$5,132,658", "Description":"To surface insights that can become 'playbooks' for institutions of higher education to use in efficiently scaling interventions to support student success", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences", "Amount":"$246,658", "Description":"To provide project support to evaluate competency-based education programs", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Arizona State University Foundation for A New American University", "Amount":"$75,000", "Description":"To accelerate the work of a set of high-potential institutions through testing, learning, and sharing focused practices for student success as identified at Interaction Effect 2015", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Arizona State University Foundation for A New American University", "Amount":"$5,046,591", "Description":"To support an enterprise management approach to double enrollment, improve equity in access and success, and serve as a national scale university exemplar", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Arizona State University Foundation for A New American University", "Amount":"$4,172,505", "Description":"To provide institutions ROI analysis and/or tools for better decision making in order to scale digital learning efforts, especially those that are most beneficial to outcomes for low income and underrepresented minority students", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Arizona State University Foundation for A New American University", "Amount":"$1,205,570", "Description":"To increase credential production and improve equity in access and success to higher education through identifying and developing an enterprise model and growth plan for Arizona State University, while identifying and sharing critical factors for success", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Association of Chief Academic Officers", "Amount":"$1,043,313", "Description":"To support the adoption and implementation of digital learning\\courseware which research indicates promise for improvements in increased success in general education\\gateway courses for new majority students and in reducing equity gaps", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Association of Community College Trustees", "Amount":"$50,000", "Description":"To promote preparedness and resiliency against natural and unnatural disasters at community colleges while 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assessments (MCAS)", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Business Innovation Factory", "Amount":"$1,500,000", "Description":"To support the development of teacher communities of practice focused on equity and the achievement gap; to network leaders of communities to share, learn, and scale best practices and resources", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"California Charter Schools Association", "Amount":"$750,000", "Description":"To grant will be used to grow and support high-quality public charter schools in Oakland, California through school development supports and building advocacy strength", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"California School Boards Foundation", "Amount":"$75,035", "Description":"To support the design of an equity-focused curriculum for training school and county board members and to use the new state tools in order to close opportunity gaps and promote improved outcomes for students", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc", "Amount":"$100,000", "Description":"To support engagement efforts to improve student achievement for Black males in and across Kentucky", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching", "Amount":"$10,000", "Description":"To support the 2017 Summit on Improvement in Education Conference", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching", "Amount":"$4,999,981", "Description":"To support the development and application of improvement science and Networked Improvement Communities in education to support high quality implementation of instructional support systems at scale", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Center for American Progress", "Amount":"$750,000", "Description":"To increase educational equity by supporting successful implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, promoting messages on elevating the teaching profession, and developing high-quality research and policy products focused on teacher pipeline issues", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Center for American Progress", "Amount":"$1,700,001", "Description":"To reinvest in ongoing efforts at the Center for American Progress focused on bringing high-quality, affordable education beyond high school which is necessary to rebuild the middle class and advance national competitiveness", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Center for Education Reform", "Amount":"$203,356", "Description":"To advance high quality charter policies", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Central Kentucky Education Cooperative", "Amount":"$600,000", "Description":"To build on and expand the Common Assignment Project across Kentucky and the professional capacity of educators through work with Co-ops", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Central Kentucky Education Cooperative", "Amount":"$150,000", "Description":"To support and expand high quality implementation of college ready standards and professional learning opportunities for teachers through the regional cooperative working alongside district and school leaders", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Charter Board Partners", "Amount":"$1,198,443", "Description":"To support high performing charters with the recruitment, training and on-boarding of board members", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Charter Fund Inc dba Charter School Growth Fund", "Amount":"$25,000,000", "Description":"To provide support for Charter School Growth Fund - Fund III and Emerging Charter Management Organization Fund", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Chiefs for Change", "Amount":"$599,683", "Description":"To support states as they develop and implement Every Student Succeeds Act plans", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Children Now", "Amount":"$110,413", "Description":"To support communications to parents and community members around the Common Core and the Smarter Balanced Assessments in California", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Citizen Schools, Inc.", "Amount":"$250,000", "Description":"To evaluate the effectiveness of digital courseware", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Collaborative for Teaching and Learning", "Amount":"$95,002", "Description":"To provide an accurate picture 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"Description":"To enable conference support to SXSWEdu 2016", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc", "Amount":"$500,057", "Description":"To support and spread the successful achievement-gap closing approach of RGV FOCUS in collaboration with regional school districts and postsecondary institutions", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta", "Amount":"$249,035", "Description":"To support a planning process that brings together community organizations, leaders, funders and others within the Georgia community to explore working together on postsecondary attainment issues for low-income students in Georgia", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Complete College America Inc", "Amount":"$5,800,005", "Description":"To reinvest in Complete College America to significantly increase the number of Americans with quality career certificates or college degrees and to close attainment gaps for traditionally underrepresented populations", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Complete 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"Notes":""}, {"Name":"Council For Adult And Experiential Learning", "Amount":"$1,249,638", "Description":"To provide learners with relevant and up-to-date career exploration data and information by creating and promoting a Career Action Platform in Tennessee", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Council of Chief State School Officers", "Amount":"$10,000,000", "Description":"To support states as they develop and implement Every Student Succeeds Act plans", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Council of Chief State School Officers", "Amount":"$15,408,198", "Description":"To provide for general operating support", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"CSGF Facility Fund III, LLC", "Amount":"$150,000", "Description":"To support the operating costs of Charter School Growth Fund's Facility Fund", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation", "Amount":"$2,000,000", "Description":"To convene large numbers of teachers on a single day in regions across the state of California to generate momentum around the singular impact of teachers on college and career readiness and directly impact teacher networking and collective practice, exposure to materials, resources and strategies for Common Core implementation", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"D2D", "Amount":"$500,000", "Description":"To develop and solidify a model and training approach to build district and local TA capacity to accurately assess classroom practice and support deep implementation of the new standards with the goal to build an 'army' of practitioners to support better instruction", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Data Quality Campaign, Inc.", "Amount":"$4,500,000", "Description":"To make data work for students by ensuring policymakers prioritize building the culture, capacity and conditions to use data in service of student learning from early childhood through K-12, postsecondary and the workforce", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Data Quality Campaign, Inc.", "Amount":"$300,000", "Description":"To provide general operating support to Data Quality Campaign", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"DC Public Education Fund", "Amount":"$5,000,000", "Description":"To launch LEAP (LEarning together to Advance our Practice), a new program of the DC Public Schools that is designed to improve the quality of education and accelerate student achievement outcomes", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"DC Public Education Fund", "Amount":"$504,835", "Description":"To enable broader access of DCPS Cornerstones to the field and the opportunity for districts and charters to adapt and use the Cornerstones material to support for more rigorous classroom learning", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Deans for Impact", "Amount":"$1,999,449", "Description":"To support programmatic as well as advocacy, communications, and engagement efforts for innovative deans of education and the development of outcome-based measures for teacher preparation", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"DonorsChoose.org", "Amount":"$1,500,000", "Description":"To create and spotlight new teacher leadership opportunities by facilitating the generation and dissemination of teachers' most innovative ideas for instruction", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"DonorsChoose.org", "Amount":"$1,000,000", "Description":"To support a campaign that will kick off the back to school season on DonorsChoose.org, ensuring that teachers begin the year with the resources that they need for a great school year", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"EdSource Inc.", "Amount":"$1,362,606", "Description":"To deepen knowledge and awareness of state and federal reforms, including the Common Core standards and the Every Student Succeeds Act, through regular reporting on successful strategies as well as challenges that need to be overcome", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"EdSurge Inc.", "Amount":"$600,000", "Description":"To increase the base of evidence around how schools characterize personalized learning, what implementation looks like and what are schools' pathways to building these models", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Educate78", "Amount":"$5,423,423", "Description":"To design and launch new public schools, support teacher and leader retention, engage families and build coalitions in support of a more equitable and high-quality public education system in Oakland, CA", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Education Cities, Inc", "Amount":"$250,000", "Description":"To identify the role Education Cities can play in supporting Personalized Learning adoption in member cities", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Education Commission of the States", "Amount":"$750,000", "Description":"To support states as they develop and implement ESSA plans, utilizing the resources of Education Commission of the States and their state policy membership", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Education Commission of the States", "Amount":"$515,000", "Description":"To prepare for a broad-based initiative to implement innovative postsecondary education design principles and build the staff and organizational capacity of the initiative", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Education Commission of the States", "Amount":"$1,034,527", "Description":"To support the generation and dissemination of policy ideas to advance state higher education financial aid policy redesign and the development of intentional federal - state funding partnerships in postsecondary education", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Education First Consulting LLC", "Amount":"$350,000", "Description":"To seed, scale and communicate about new and successful teacher leadership opportunities in Massachusetts in order to impact a greater number of educators, resulting in better classroom instruction, enhanced collaboration, and improved student achievement", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Education First Consulting LLC", "Amount":"$850,000", "Description":"To facilitate learning in the areas of teacher preparation and personalized learning", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Education Resource Strategies, Inc.", "Amount":"$465,000", "Description":"To illustrate the costs, resource shifts, processes and structures necessary for school districts to carry out key elements of a redesigned professional learning system for teachers", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Education Strategy Group, LLC", "Amount":"$800,000", "Description":"To support state Every Student Succeeds Act plan development with meaningful engagement of the higher education community to validate high quality standards leading to college entrance without remediation", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Education Trust Inc", "Amount":"$3,938,223", "Description":"To support the Education Trust's policy research and coalition work", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Education Trust Inc", "Amount":"$800,000", "Description":"For general operating support", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Education Trust Inc", "Amount":"$2,000,000", "Description":"To provide general operating support", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Education Trust Inc", "Amount":"$20,000", "Description":"To support the implementation of equity walks", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Education Writers Association", "Amount":"$25,000", "Description":"To sponsor a reception of 150 higher education attendees of the 69th Education Writers Association National Seminar", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Educators for Excellence", "Amount":"$4,000,000", "Description":"To support the Teacher Leadership and Policy & Advocacy Programs, which engage and empower forward-thinking teachers as leaders in the movement toward educational equity", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Educause", "Amount":"$603,750", "Description":"To raise awareness of and build demand for evidence-backed innovations and to support Educause in the development of editorial content and related communications activities", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Entertainment Industry Foundation", "Amount":"$2,700,000", "Description":"To elevate the status of the teaching profession, promote students' feeling of agency in their own learning, and create public will for rigorous, innovative teaching and learning by building a new national narrative about our education system", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Excelencia in Education", "Amount":"$20,000", "Description":"To facilitate and support the work of the Latino Student Success Funders Group", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Florida Association of School Administrators Foundation Inc", "Amount":"$250,000", "Description":"To expand the impact of the Florida Commissioner's Leadership Academy to build principal, assistant principal and instructional leadership team capacity in select schools within Florida implementation network districts", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Florida Department of Education", "Amount":"$2,000,000", "Description":"To support the Florida Department of Education's implementation of a state Request-for-Proposal focused on district - charter collaboration", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Florida Philanthropic Network Inc.", "Amount":"$150,073", "Description":"To fund the training and engagement of funders on the implementation challenges of Florida Standards", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Florida State University Research Foundation Inc.", "Amount":"$1,098,028", "Description":"To support the Center for Postsecondary Success in research and dissemination of actionable evidence on Florida postsecondary education outcomes and reforms", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Forum for the Future of Higher Education", "Amount":"$50,000", "Description":"To give conference support for the Aspen Symposium", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Foundation Center", "Amount":"$50,000", "Description":"To provide outreach and administer the Foundation Registry i3 on behalf of the education field", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Foundation for California Community Colleges", "Amount":"$1,000,000", "Description":"To support 15-20 selected community colleges in California in the implementation of guided pathways, while also building capacity within the state for spreading that work to a much larger numbers of colleges", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Foundation for California Community Colleges", "Amount":"$499,905", "Description":"To support the evaluation and scaling effort of the California Acceleration Project to reform developmental education at the California community colleges", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Foundation for Educational Administration, Inc.", "Amount":"$75,000", "Description":"To provide support and training to school and school district administrators for developing strategic plans focused on equity under California's new accountability system", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc.", "Amount":"$1,300,000", "Description":"For general operating support", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"FSG, Inc.", "Amount":"$799,531", "Description":"To create case studies on personalized learning models and personalized learning networks", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Fund for Public Schools Inc", "Amount":"$1,120,539", "Description":"To launch a program designed to support teacher to teacher collaboration and engagement by sharing lessons learned within schools and district wide through participating in a networked improvement community", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Georgetown University", "Amount":"$3,000,000", "Description":"To support the Center on Education and the Workforce's research and policy agenda to better align postsecondary education and the workforce, with an emphasis on inequalities in the education and labor market based on race, income, and gender", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Georgia Budget and Policy Institute", "Amount":"$559,248", "Description":"To build and sustain a research-driven policy advocacy ecosystem focused on improving the racial and economic equity in access and completion rates among Georgia postsecondary students", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education Inc.", "Amount":"$250,005", "Description":"To support communication and policymaker engagement strategies related to issues of equity in education in the Southeast", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Grantmakers for Education", "Amount":"$100,000", "Description":"To fund the work plan to develop and launch the DevEd Initiative, as well as support the Post Secondary Access and Attainment Impact Group (PSA2)", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Great Public Schools Now", "Amount":"$24,985,965", "Description":"To replicate the number of high-quality public schools in Los Angeles, increase the quality and retention teachers and leaders, engage families and communities, and remove barriers to facilities", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Harvard University", "Amount":"$62,099", "Description":"To support the Scaling for Impact project, a leadership program for education entrepreneurs", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"HCM Strategists, LLC", "Amount":"$150,862", "Description":"To disseminate state policy learnings related to education business models to improve student completion and equity outcomes", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"HCM Strategists, LLC", "Amount":"$867,802", "Description":"To create a core network of partners to advocate for increased postsecondary attainment and equity in student outcomes", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"HCM Strategists, LLC", "Amount":"$86,957", "Description":"To create a primer on costs and finance in higher education reviewing the most recent and relevant data and research in the field to identify promising practices as well as critical areas in need of further research and development", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Hispanic Federation, Inc.", "Amount":"$350,000", "Description":"To advocate for equitable policies and practices in K-12 school", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Hope Street Group", "Amount":"$2,650,003", "Description":"To select, train and build a network for teachers to help drive sustainable policy, practice and perception improvements at local and state levels", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"iCivics, Inc.", "Amount":"$250,000", "Description":"To support capacity building and sustainability efforts", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Institute For Higher Education Policy", "Amount":"$5,400,583", "Description":"To strengthen the Postsecondary Data Collaborative, elevate advocacy efforts, and enhance communications infrastructure at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) by increasing their capacity to serve as a strong policy research partner in the field", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Jacksonville Public Education Fund Inc.", "Amount":"$573,850", "Description":"To support the exploration of an initiative or organization to support implementation efforts across Florida's education sector", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Jacksonville Public Education Fund Inc.", "Amount":"$59,988", "Description":"To support the strategic planning and growth initiative of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy Foundation, Inc.", "Amount":"$850,000", "Description":"To provide support for advocacy, communications, and engagement efforts for state level policy makers implementing state-driven plans for standards, accountability and school improvement efforts", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Jefferson Education Accelerator, LLC", "Amount":"$187,500", "Description":"To develop an open, searchable, national database of education researchers designed to affect the quality, utility, and impact of research on student outcomes", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Jobs for the Future Inc.", "Amount":"$16,550,803", "Description":"To help colleges improve their performance, increase the number of students progressing toward and completing credentials, and close equity and achievement gaps by scaling evidence-based practices and policies related to guided pathways", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education", "Amount":"$300,000", "Description":"To explore and understand the capacity and alignment of a respected Technical Assistance provider in the field, and test their ability to participate in our solution networks and effectively support practitioners that serve low income and minority students", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Johns Hopkins University", "Amount":"$1,994,006", "Description":"To create a network that would support school systems using or interested in the use of on-track/early warning data to increase graduation and college-readiness rates", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Johnson C Smith University Incorporated", "Amount":"$99,792", "Description":"To produce a plan of action that will allow institutions to develop and/or strengthen programs that will provide graduates with the skills, experiences and knowledge required by employers to be 'job-ready' immediately upon graduation", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Kentucky Chamber Foundation, Inc.", "Amount":"$350,032", "Description":"To support and strengthen efforts to raise academic achievement in Kentucky", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Kentucky Department of Education", "Amount":"$6,670,182", "Description":"To support efforts in improving college ready outcomes for Kentucky students by deepening standards implementation, human capital strategies, and teacher engagement efforts throughout the state", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative", "Amount":"$200,000", "Description":"To engage and build capacity in two regional cooperatives to deepen the implementation of College Ready Standards and Assessment and Systems to Support Effective Teaching in regional locations across the state", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Khan Academy Inc.", "Amount":"$10,500,000", "Description":"To provide digital instructional content and tools to help teachers accelerate student learning", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Kitamba Management, Inc.", "Amount":"$57,500", "Description":"To translate Massachusetts educator survey data into user-friendly reports", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Leadership Florida Statewide Community Foundation, Inc.", "Amount":"$300,006", "Description":"To provide Leadership Florida with the ability to plan, develop and execute education-centered learning opportunities for Florida's current and emerging education stakeholders", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Leading Educators Inc", "Amount":"$300,000", "Description":"To provide matching i3 funds with the goal of building professional capacity through effective professional development for teacher leaders and principals to improve college ready outcomes for low-income and minority students in Chicago and the surrounding area schools", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Learning Forward", "Amount":"$249,726", "Description":"To establish a knowledge base around the adoption, use, perceived efficacy, and challenges of teacher feedback and observation tools that have an existing evidence base to support effectiveness", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"LearnLaunch Institute", "Amount":"$13,000", "Description":"To support LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"LearnLaunch Institute", "Amount":"$288,150", "Description":"To help facilitate digital courseware product efficacy", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"LearnLaunch Institute", "Amount":"$12,000", "Description":"To support LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"LEV Foundation", "Amount":"$1,000,000", "Description":"To provide general operating support to LEV Foundation", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Lindsay Unified School District", "Amount":"$2,500,000", "Description":"To design and test a tool for adult learning that clearly defines competencies adults need to master to implement personalized learning, highlights the systematic barriers that stand in the way of adults mastering those competencies", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Loyola Marymount University", "Amount":"$2,000,000", "Description":"To convene large numbers of teachers on a single day in regions across the state of California to generate momentum around the singular impact of teachers on college and career readiness and directly impact teacher networking and collective practice, exposure to materials, resources and strategies for Common Core implementation", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Marquette University", "Amount":"$300,000", "Description":"To provide a teacher engagement networking venue to focus on improving instruction that supports college and career ready standards", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education", "Amount":"$450,000", "Description":"To support the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education work with district networks", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Migration Policy Institute", "Amount":"$650,000", "Description":"To engage immigrant community stakeholders in advocacy to improve PreK-12 education policies for Dual Language Learners and English learners", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"MindWires Consulting", "Amount":"$625,000", "Description":"To increase depth of knowledge within the US postsecondary educational community of research-validated innovations in personalized learning", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"National Association for the Education of Young Children", "Amount":"$150,000", "Description":"To ensure consideration of the role of early learning leaders as NAEYC leads a collaborative effort to establish a shared framework of career pathways, knowledge and competencies, qualifications, standards, and compensation that unifies the entire profession, which will lead to a comprehensive policy and financing strategy for their systemic adoption and implementation", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials NALEO Educational Fund", "Amount":"$3,066,000", "Description":"To increase policymakers' understanding of education issues affecting Hispanic students, empowering them to develop and implement sound and effective education policies that will help their students become college and career ready", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"National Association of State Boards of Education", "Amount":"$525,127", "Description":"To inform state board of education members about changes in federal law that will affect student achievement and district accountability", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"National Association of Student Personnel Administrators", "Amount":"$1,417,352", "Description":"To build a community of practice and awareness around emergency aid as a lever for retention and graduation", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Inc", "Amount":"$1,985,025", "Description":"To redesign of the National Board Certification process which focuses on the use of student outcome data and assessment competency for teachers, and will ensure that certification reflects multiple measures of effective teaching aligned with high instructional standards. The NB certification process was last updated in 2001 this investment will support the use of data and increased access and flexibility for teachers undertaking the certification process", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"National Center for Learning Disabilities", "Amount":"$300,000", "Description":"To expand capacity and engage parents and communities on policy, advocacy strategies, communications, and best practices in targeted ESSA states", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies", "Amount":"$520,000", "Description":"To support two projects through the League of Innovative Schools: 1) convening a League of Innovative Schools competency-based education working group and moving its ideas to action, and 2) conducting short-cycle product efficacy studies in League schools, and disseminating the research model and findings nationally", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"National College Access Network", "Amount":"$1,020,246", "Description":"To support ongoing efforts led by the National College Access Network to implement a transition to prior-prior year income information and advocacy efforts to further simplify the underlying needs analysis formula", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"National Council of La Raza", "Amount":"$1,200,000", "Description":"To co-lead the advocacy, coalition building and mobilization work required for effective Every Student Succeeds Act implementation that reflects a unified civil rights voice that drives equity for low income children and students of color", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"National Literacy Project Inc.", "Amount":"$300,000", "Description":"To support district implementation of the Literacy Design Collaborative framework/tools as a strategy to deepen standards-aligned instruction in Florida", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"National Public Education Support Fund", "Amount":"$20,000", "Description":"To support Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's 2-year membership in The Social and Emotional Learning Funders 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"Amount":"$4,500,000", "Description":"To increase instructional rigor in personalized learning", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"President & Fellows of Harvard College", "Amount":"$762,059", "Description":"To assess the improvement of student achievement", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence", "Amount":"$786,593", "Description":"To support a cohort of KY districts to use Smarter School Spending tool and process to better align budgets, time management and schedules with academic priorities, and to build capacity within the state to continue this work long-term", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence", "Amount":"$149,965", "Description":"To provide communications, policy and advocacy support for high standards, aligned, quality systems of assessment and accountability and improved outcomes for students in Kentucky", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence", "Amount":"$450,000", "Description":"For general operating 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Office of Education", "Amount":"$805,608", "Description":"To support an implementation network in Santa Cruz county focused on increasing college readiness rates", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Schoolzilla", "Amount":"$985,483", "Description":"To use financial information for better decision making", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Seneca Family of Agencies", "Amount":"$800,000", "Description":"To provide Special Education services and support for public schools in Washington State", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Sevenzo", "Amount":"$265,032", "Description":"To test a new approach for codifying, testing, and spreading promising personalized learning practices", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Shasta County Office of Education", "Amount":"$1,568,785", "Description":"To support a networked improvement community focused on improved instruction in Shasta County", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Sinclair Community College", "Amount":"$75,000", "Description":"To accelerate the work of a set of high-potential institutions through 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"Amount":"$221,595", "Description":"To support leadership in digital instructional materials", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Student Achievement Partners Inc", "Amount":"$399,893", "Description":"To build capacity in the Hub Implementation Network so its members recognize, support and improve CCSS-aligned instructional practice", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Summit Public Schools", "Amount":"$2,329,062", "Description":"To fund the participation of 1,400 educators from 140 schools and partner organizations in the Summit Basecamp Program in 2016-17, enabling them to bring personalized learning to over 20,000 students from 26 states and the District of Columbia", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Tavis Smiley Foundation", "Amount":"$100,000", "Description":"To raise awareness of key postsecondary opportunities and challenges among diverse audiences", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Teacher Prep Inspection - US, Inc.", "Amount":"$6,000", "Description":"To support communications and dissemination activities for the Teacher 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implications for policy and practice", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"The Aspen Institute Inc", "Amount":"$10,203,921", "Description":"To accelerate the production of credentials of value especially for low-income, first generation students while documenting and sharing new knowledge about the institutional change process", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Boston Foundation, Inc.", "Amount":"$400,000", "Description":"To expand opportunities and supports for educators across Greater Boston to collaborate and innovate in order to capitalize on school-level autonomies and unleash educators' potential to accelerate the rate of improvement across schools", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Boston Foundation, Inc.", "Amount":"$20,000", "Description":"To convene a working session of teacher leaders to explore and design a potential teacher leadership and engagement network for Massachusetts teachers", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"California Education Partners", "Amount":"$9,926,168", "Description":"To improve outcomes for 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models, particularly in high need districts", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Highlander Institute", "Amount":"$10,000", "Description":"To support the annual Blended and Personalized Learning Conference", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Institute for College Access and Success", "Amount":"$1,000,000", "Description":"To identify and advance changes to federal student aid programs which help more low-income students graduate with high-quality credentials without burdensome debt", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"K-12 OER Collaborative", "Amount":"$2,500,000", "Description":"To support the K-12 Open Educational Resources (OER) Collaborative", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Massachusetts Institute for A New Commonwealth Inc.", "Amount":"$275,000", "Description":"To support college and career ready advocacy in Gateway Cities", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine", "Amount":"$150,000", "Description":"To help fund an ad hoc committee under the auspices of the National Academies will study 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to provide additional information on the district portfolio approach in Washington State", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"University System of Georgia", "Amount":"$100,000", "Description":"To contribute a framework of understanding through a year-long effort to collaborate and define plans and policy changes for sustainable degree innovation which serves both students and communities", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"UPD Consulting", "Amount":"$4,970,441", "Description":"To provide management, implementation and technical support to four separate Florida school districts", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"UPD Consulting", "Amount":"$264,720", "Description":"To assist four selected school districts in Florida identify their highest priority areas for improvement and build a work plan for these districts to work together to improve their teaching effectiveness", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Urban League of Lexington - Fayette County", "Amount":"$240,018", "Description":"To support the Urban Leagues of Lexington and 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technical assistance to school districts and charter management organizations in California", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Yes We Must Coalition", "Amount":"$100,000", "Description":"To help the Yes We Must coalition support a cohort of colleges and universities seeking to improve student success on campuses where 50% or more students are Pell-eligible", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Young Invincibles", "Amount":"$750,000", "Description":"To support research and convening activities related to improving the college search features available through major search engines", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Young Invincibles", "Amount":"$750,000", "Description":"To support the development of a student-led accountability agenda, engagement in the policy process, and student-led advocacy to build towards changes in the higher education system", "Notes":""}, {"Name":"Zearn Learning", "Amount":"$3,602,377", "Description":"To prototype, iterate with teachers, build, and launch a rigorous and engaging digital teacher 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