What are Innovative Programs grants?
The Innovative Programs formula grants allow recipients to use funds to benefit any and all student populations, in any and all schools.
The purposes of the program are to:
- Support local education reform efforts that are consistent with statewide education reform efforts
- Provide funding to enable States and LEAs to implement promising educational reform programs and school Improvement initiatives based on scientifically based research
- Provide a continuing source of innovation and educational improvement, including support for library services and instructional and media materials, and meet the educational needs of all students, including at risk students
- Develop education programs to improve school, student, and teacher performance
How is Innovative Programs funding distributed?
Funds are allocated by formula, based on states’ relative share of the school-age population. States must award subgrants of at least 85% of their allocation to districts based on the relative enrollments in public and private schools.
How can Innovative Programs funding be used?
Funding may be used for a wide variety of purposes. State education agencies may use their 15% share of program funds for:
- Supporting school choice options
- School renovations
- Technology Implementing other state reforms
Districts and schools can use their allocations to:
- Implement promising education reform programs
- Help meet the special education needs of at-risk and high-need students
- Support programs to improve school, student, and teacher performance
What ScholarCentric solutions can be part of a Innovative Programs grant?
ScholarCentric’s middle and high school materials, technology, and services align well with Innovative Programs funding in the following categories: programs that have been proven to support education reform in schools; solutions to help at-risk and high-need students; and materials and services to improve school, student, and teacher performance.
The Success Highways Resiliency Curriculum develops the critical resiliency skills that are scientifically linked to improved student engagement, achievement, and graduation rates. Using Success Highways early-warning assessments, educators can identify which students are at risk of academic failure and/or dropping out and why they struggle. With Success Highways Resiliency Curriculum, teachers can assure that all students gain or maintain the ability to succeed in school.
ScholarCentric’s professional development services are designed to facilitate the creation of a district- or school-wide culture of resiliency. On-site or online sessions provide educators with the knowledge, skills and confidence to use resiliency data and teach the six skills that can dramatically impact student performance.