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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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Updated December 2013

A tutor guides a small group of students while a master teacher circulates the room to provide feedback, support, and to pull out students for additional instruction in this high-touch, deeply personalized Boston middle school. The charter organization envisions the school as a research platform that can generate knowledge about the technology and tools that work best with low-income, inner-city students in order to serve a growing community of blended learning schools.

The two-page grantee profiles from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) provide factual information about the secondary school and postsecondary degree program designs awarded grants under NGLC's third wave of funding, which focused on two areas, "Breakthrough Models for College Readiness" and "Breakthrough Models for College Completion." Each profile describes what makes each model "breakthrough" and offers important information about the instructional and financial models, student demographics, hardware and software choices, and contact info. These profiles serve to illustrate the innovations of these new blended and online models, with practical details of interest to those starting a new school or degree program.

NGLC accelerates educational innovation through applied technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States. To learn more about NGLC and the grantees it supports, visit nextgenlearning.org.

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