Has the Gates Foundation moved on past the disappointment of creating national standards and national tests to the Next Big Thing: putting all students online?

 

 

This is from a reader:

 

 

 

It seems like “Blended Learning” as a slogan is now unmarketable.

 

On to “Personalized Learning”

 

Perhaps Rocketship is yesterday’s news as well: newest savior model is [San Jose-based] Summit Public Schools

 

Summit was Mark Zuckerberg’s big grant recipient – even before his massive announcement following birth of his first child

 

See: http://summitbasecamp.org/explore-basecamp/

 

Below are the Gates Fdn donations in last 2 years for districts & purchased “research”

 

see RAND/Gates study from last week that is most recent promotional/marketing material here:

 

http://collegeready.gatesfoundation.org/continued-progress-promising-evidence-on-personalized-learning/

 

DISTRICT/CHARTER GRANTS

 

LINDSAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Date: October 2015
Purpose: to build the foundation for the California Consortium for Development and Dissemination of Personalized Education (C2D2) by identifying the key questions they plan to address together, build specific deliverables and a strategic plan for future work, and develop a strong operating model for an effective long-term partnership
Amount: $499,860
Term: 5
Topic: College-Ready
Regions Served: GLOBAL|NORTH AMERICA
Program: United States
Grantee Location: Lindsay, California
Grantee Website: http://www.lindsay.k12.ca.us

 

FULTON COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM
Date: November 2014
Purpose: to support districts in the implementation of personalized learning models
Amount: $200,000
Term: 2014
Topic: College-Ready
Regions Served: GLOBAL|NORTH AMERICA
Program: United States
Grantee Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Grantee Website: http://www.fultonschools.org

 

DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION
Date: December 2014
Purpose: to support districts in the implementation of personalized learning models
Amount: $50,000
Term: 13
Topic: College-Ready
Regions Served: GLOBAL|NORTH AMERICA
Program: United States
Grantee Location: Denver, Colorado
Grantee Website: http://www.dpsfoundation.org

Date: May 2014
Purpose: to implement a strategic plan for personalized learning
Amount: $356,485
Term: 8
Topic: College-Ready
Regions Served: GLOBAL|NORTH AMERICA
Program: United States
Grantee Location: Denver, Colorado
Grantee Website: http://www.dpsfoundation.org

 

PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Date: December 2014
Purpose: to support districts in the implementation of personalized learning models
Amount: $50,000
Term: 13
Topic: College-Ready
Regions Served: GLOBAL|NORTH AMERICA
Program: United States
Grantee Location: Portland, Oregon
Grantee Website: http://www.pps.k12.or.us

 

SCHOOL BOARD OF ORANGE COUNTY (FL)
Date: November 2014
Purpose: to support districts in the implementation of personalized learning models
Amount: $200,000
Term: 8
Topic: College-Ready
Regions Served: GLOBAL|NORTH AMERICA
Program: United States
Grantee Location: Orlando, Florida

 

TULSA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Date: September 2014
Purpose: to support organizations to develop innovative professional development systems to create personalized learning systems for teachers; experiment with innovative modes of delivery; and build the capacity at every level of the organization to design learning and direct resources efficiently and effectively.
Amount: $4,421,847
Term: 36
Topic: College-Ready
Regions Served: GLOBAL|NORTH AMERICA
Program: United States
Grantee Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Grantee Website: http://www.tulsaschools.org/

 

PARTNERSHIP FOR LOS ANGELES SCHOOLS
Date: June 2014
Purpose: to support the Partnership for L.A. Schools to pilot new personalized learning approaches in math
Amount: $100,000
Term: 19
Topic: College-Ready
Regions Served: GLOBAL|NORTH AMERICA
Program: United States
Grantee Location: Los Angeles, California
Grantee Website: http://www.partnershipla.org

 

RHODE ISLAND MAYORAL ACADEMIES
Date: June 2014
Purpose: to support personalized learning strategy development
Amount: $200,114
Term: 12
Topic: College-Ready
Regions Served: GLOBAL|NORTH AMERICA
Program: United States
Grantee Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Grantee Website: http://mayoralacademies.org/

 

SCHOOL BOARD OF PINELLAS COUNTY (FL)
Date: April 2014
Purpose: to implement a system-level strategic plan for personalized learning
Amount: $550,000
Term: 15
Topic: College-Ready
Regions Served: GLOBAL|NORTH AMERICA
Program: United States
Grantee Location: Largo, Florida
Grantee Website: https://www.pcsb.org

 

RIVERSIDE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Date: April 2014
Purpose: to implement a system-level strategic plan for personalized learning
Amount: $550,000
Term: 12
Topic: College-Ready
Regions Served: GLOBAL|NORTH AMERICA
Program: United States
Grantee Location: Riverside, California
Grantee Website: http://www.rusdlink.org

 

HENRY COUNTY (GA) SCHOOLS
Date: April 2014
Purpose: to implement a system-level strategic plan for personalized learning
Amount: $363,000
Term: 9
Topic: College-Ready
Regions Served: GLOBAL|NORTH AMERICA
Program: United States
Grantee Location: McDonough, Georgia
Grantee Website: http://www.henry.k12.ga.us

 

LAKE COUNTY (FL) SCHOOLS
Date: April 2014
Purpose: to implement a system-level strategic plan for personalized learning
Amount: $450,000
Term: 12
Topic: College-Ready
Regions Served: GLOBAL|NORTH AMERICA
Program: United States
Grantee Location: Tavares, Florida
Grantee Website: http://lake.k12.fl.us/lakeschools

 

DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Date: April 2014
Purpose: to implement a system-level strategic plan for personalized learning
Amount: $841,000
Term: 15
Topic: College-Ready
Regions Served: GLOBAL|NORTH AMERICA
Program: United States
Grantee Location: Dallas, Texas
Grantee Website: http://www.dallasisd.org/

 

PURCHASED RESEARCH

 

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON FOUNDATION [CPRE]
Date: August 2015
Purpose: to support a research study focused on learning about the most effective methods to scale personalized learning in districts and regional eco-systems
Amount: $2,790,000
Term: 29
Topic: College-Ready
Regions Served: GLOBAL|NORTH AMERICA
Program: United States
Grantee Location: Seattle, Washington
Grantee Website: http://www.washington.edu/foundation/

 

BELLWEATHER EDUCATION PARTNERS INC.
Date: August 2015
Purpose: to inform the public and education leaders on education policy opportunities related to teaching effectiveness, personalized learning, and new accountability models
Amount: $778,188
Term: 15
Topic: College-Ready
Regions Served: GLOBAL|NORTH AMERICA
Program: United States
Grantee Location: Sudbury, Massachusetts
Grantee Website: http://bellwethereducation.org/

 

THE HIGHLANDER INSTITUTE (RI)
Date: August 2015
Purpose: to develop a statewide system for sharing, implementing, evaluating and scaling blended learning and instructional personalization across the state of Rhode Island
Amount: $349,185
Term: 5
Topic: College-Ready
Regions Served: GLOBAL|NORTH AMERICA
Program: United States
Grantee Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Grantee Website: http://highlanderinstitute.org