The Carnegie Corporation of New York has announced a $1 million grant to national education nonprofit CFY to further study, develop, and implement its blended learning instruction model in a whole school/community application.
The grant will fund CFY's work in four schools — two each in New York City and Los Angeles — over a two-year period, as well as research on the project's impact on math achievement. CFY will employ its free K-12 learning platform, PowerMyLearning.com, to help students, teachers, and parents locate and use online digital learning activities such as videos, simulations, and academic games to advance student achievement. In addition, the initiative includes support for school leaders, professional development, family learning workshops, and home technology for families, including a free Internet-ready home computer and 24/7 bilingual help desk support.
"CFY's success in enabling out-of-school learning will be used to inform school design that enables next generation learning," said Leah Hamilton, Urban Education Program director at Carnegie. "Their record of using digital learning to improve educational outcomes makes CFY an ideal organization to develop and study blended personalized approaches that result in anytime, anywhere learning and better academic outcomes for all students."