Next Generation Learning Challenge (NGLC) in Oakland began in Summer 2014, engaging hundreds of educators and eventually catalyzing 26 public schools to apply for planning grants in January 2015. This represented nearly one in five of all Oakland public schools. Ten school planning grantees were selected, with each working throughout the 2015-2016 school year to create three-year plans to implement whole-school models that personalize learning.
From 12 launch grant applications, seven school teams received multi-year grants over two years (2016-17 and 2017-18) to implement their plans to deepen personalized learning across their schools: ASCEND, East Bay Innovation Academy, Lodestar, Redwood Heights, Roosevelt Middle School, Urban Montessori, and Urban Promise Academy.
The NGLC in Oakland Year 2 Evaluation provides an overview of cohort-level performance outcomes for these seven schools as well as school-by-school analysis on progress. For the evaluation, school performance was assessed through data from the California School Dashboard and the Oakland CORE Data Collaborative.
Read the NGLC in Oakland Year 1 Evaluation for more background on these schools and their initial efforts. More information on the NGLC in Oakland timeline, selected schools, prior events, and resources can be found at NGLCinOakland.org and rogersfoundation.org.