NWEA Announces Funding for Schools Serving Students Who Face Systemic Barriers to Academic Opportunities.
NWEA announces funding available through the Educators for Equity Grant for schools that serve students in pre-K through high school who face systemic barriers to academic opportunities. The Educators for Equity Grant program seeks to remove systemic barriers to academic opportunities and provide more opportunities for success for children. To that end, applicants will be evaluated on their potential to benefit students who face systemic barriers using the following criteria:
- Populations served: Extent to which the program supports students who face systemic barriers to academic opportunities, including students who identify as Black or African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, or Asian/Pacific Islander; students learning English and speaking a language other than English fluently; and students experiencing economic disadvantage.
- Evidence base: Justification of an evidence-based, high quality program focused on facilitating the academic development of students.
- Equity mission: Alignment with the priority to remove systemic barriers to academic success for economically disadvantaged students and/or students of color.
- Cultural relevance: Evidence of culturally-relevant fit of the program based on the community/populations served.
- Academic focus: Explicitly focused on improving academic opportunities and outcomes for students served.