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The MetLife-NASSP Breakthrough Schools

The MetLife-NASSP Breakthrough Schools

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MetLife Foundation (NY)

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The goal of the project is to identify, recognize, and showcase middle level and high schools that serve large numbers of students living in poverty and are high achieving or dramatically improving student achievement. Selection criteria are based on a school's documented success in implementing strategies aligned with the three core areas of Breaking Ranks II for middle level and high schools that have led to improved student achievement, and include the following:

Collaborative leadership: professional learning communities, shared leadership, and student and staff leadership development; Personalization: attention to all students, mentoring, and school/community connections; Curriculum, instruction, and assessment: access to rigorous coursework for all students, differentiated instruction with multiple assessments, data-based decision making, and opportunities for career development.
Selected schools will be featured in the association's monthly magazine, Principal Leadership. Principals of Breakthrough Schools participate in dissemination activities at the NASSP Annual Convention and other venues throughout the year.

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GrantWatch ID#: 123625

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Middle level and high schools, including K-8 and K-12 schools, that serve economically disadvantaged students to apply for this award. Schools must have 40% or more students eligible for free and reduced-price meals.

Pre-Application Information:

To apply, complete the MetLife-NASSP Breakthrough Schools nomination form and mail, fax or email it to NASSP. The nomination form is available during the “Call for Nominations” time period, which begins February 15 through May 15, 2010.

You may nominate as many schools as you wish!

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Josephine Franklin, NASSP Associate Director for Research and Information Resources
1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191
Phone: 703-860-7281
Fax: 703-476-5432

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