The foundations specifically are looking to invest in programs that encourage innovation in the classroom and also create new and innovative ideas for strengthening low-performing schools.
The foundations supporting the Investing in Innovation program include the following:
Education Secretary Arne Duncan said, “This is how we should be working together. This is how sectors should collaborate. If this goes well, think of the possibilities going forward.”
Non-profit organizations, schools and school districts may apply online for the funding in one simple step to acquire funding from the multiple foundations. The deadline for application is May 12, 2010 and the programs will receive payment at the end of September.