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2012 Grant Recipients
Georgetown University, Washington DC, $600,000 to provide technical assistance to the state-based KidsWell collaboratives to work with federal and state administrators in developing policy to protect and expand children’s health insurance coverage.
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP — Manatt Health Solutions, Los Angeles, $750,000 to serve as the national coordinator and manager of the KidsWell collaborative and website.
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Reno, Nevada, $400,00 to provide training and technical assistance to help judicial leaders develop efforts to reduce referrals of youth to juvenile court for school-based misbehavior and to expand use of positive disciplinary practices in schools.
Public Interest Projects, New York,$ 1.1 million to convene and provide technical support to the national network of the Elev8 initiative, which brings together schools, families and the community in low-income areas to ensure that students succeed in school and in life.
Safe Passages, Oakland, California, $3.5 million to fortify the infrastructure of Elev8 Oakland to achieve sustainability in five Oakland Elev8 school campuses, and to influence federal, state and local policies to support and fund community schools.
Editorial Projects in Education, Bethesda, Maryland, $327,000 to support a ‘school climate and discipline’ beat at Education Week Magazine, including production of a special issue on school discipline data and annual polling of local educators.
Center for Health Policy Development/National Academy for State Health Policy, Washington, DC, $350,000 to provide technical assistance to state agencies in developing and implementing the systems, policies and regulations to expand children’s health insurance coverage.
NY Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn, $250,000 to create a documentary theatre production on school-to-prison pipeline issues to engage civic elites and the general public in promoting school discipline policy reform.
ACLU, New York, $800,000 to support legal advocacy to advance school discipline policy reform.
NAACP, Baltimore, $750,000 to mobilize public education and advocacy for school discipline reform nationally and in the Southeastern U.S., by supporting a national campaign manager and state organizers in Mississippi, North Carolina and Florida.
Open Society- Baltimore, $600,000 to accelerate implementation of discipline reform by supporting advocacy and technical assistance activities in Maryland.
Momsrising, Washington, DC, $1.7 million to ensure increased access to children’s health coverage by enhancing the capacity of KidsWell state partners to use social media, online organizing, story collection and on-the-ground actions strategically to mobilize support.
Pacific News Service/New American Media, San Francisco, $850,000 to expand children’s health care coverage by providing information and outreach to target communities and stakeholders through ethnic and youth-led media.
Bright research Group, San Francisco, $650,000 to design and implement a multi-method evaluation of Elev8 Oakland to help improve the delivery and integration of school-based services, ensure students successfully transition to the ninth grade, and to advance policies and funding that support Elev8 and community schools in California and the U.S.
Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC, $800,000 to support the sustainability and replication of Elev8 by providing strategic communications and activities that raise its visibility; strengthening Elev8 school districts’ commitment by including superintendents in a national Coalition of Community Schools’ Superintendents Leadership Network; providing advocacy for federal, state, local and district policies; and funding to support and expand community schools.
National Assembly on School Based Health Care, Washington, DC, $600,000 to support the sustainability and replication of Elev8’s school-based health centers through technical assistance, federal and state advocacy, and a data collection project to create a predictive mapping system.
PolicyLink, Oakland, California, $500,000 to support the sustainability and replication of Elev8’s school-based health centers through technical assistance, federal and state advocacy, and a data collection project to create a predictive mapping system.
Research for Action, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, $800,000 to support assessment of impact, sustainability and replication of Elev8 by promoting a data-driven culture, measuring impact on key student outcomes, generating cross-site learning, supporting Elev8’s website and disseminating lessons about the success of Elev8.
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, $800,000 to design and implement a multi-method evaluation of Elev8 New Mexico to help improve the delivery and integration of school-based services, ensure students successfully transition to the ninth grade, and to advance policies and funding that support Elev8 and community schools in the state and nation.
National League of Cities Institute, Washington, DC, $3.25 million to expand children’s health coverage by strengthening the capacity of city officials to serve as champions, educators and advocates for health insurance for children.
Pico National Network, Oakland, California, $500,000 to expand children’s health care coverage by providing information and outreach for key leaders in the national and state faith communities to lead advocacy through targeted organizing.
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation, Washington, DC, $421,454 to accelerate implementation of school discipline reform by engaging teachers’ union affiliates to promote positive behavior policies and disparity reduction strategies in school.
American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC, $375,000 to accelerate implementation of best practice reforms by developing a website that assists schools and districts in implementing positive school discipline strategies.
The University of Chicago, $580,000 to accelerate implementation of school discipline reform by demonstrating the relationship between school discipline, instructional climate and student achievement.
Regents of the University of California, Oakland, California, $150,000 to advance school discipline policy reform by producing an economic analysis of out-of-school suspensions.
Movement Strategy Center, Oakland, California, $800,000 To engage public high school students in federal advocacy to help reform school disciplinary policies.
National Association of State Boards of Education, Arlington, Virginia, $300,000 t o advance school discipline policy reform by strengthening the capacity of state boards of education to adopt and implement educational policies that support positive discipline and limit exclusionary discipline.
National Economic and Social Rights Initiative, New York, $2.1 million to reform school disciplinary policies by engaging public school parents, local community members, and civil rights and legal advocates in a coordinated national advocacy effort for federal action.
Public Interest Projects, New York, $2.8 million to reform zero tolerance school disciplinary policies by supporting local advocacy through the Just and Fair Schools Fund. $ 1.1 million, convene and provide technical support to the national network of the Elev8 initiative, which brings together schools, families and the community in low-income areas to ensure that students succeed in school and in life.
Southern Education Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia, $400,000 to accelerate policy implementation by building awareness of the need for better classroom management practices to reduce suspensions.
The Hatcher Group, Bethesda, Maryland, $750,000 to advance school discipline policy reform by increasing media coverage of grantee efforts to expose the harms of punitive discipline and to promote alternative strategies