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Initiative Grantee Date Amount City State
Develop Effective Systems Designs International Association for K-12 Online Learning
International Association for K-12 Online Learning
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure that all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focused on research; developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access; developing quality standards for emerging learning models using online, blended, and competency-based education; and supporting the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, district and state leaders for new learning models.

Project Description 
This continuation grant to iNACOL will support the CompetencyWorks project, which aims to: continue building national knowledge sharing on competency education, increase access to competency education information, strengthen competency education networks, and promote diversity in the growing field of competency education.
11/3/2016 $211,555 Vienna VA
Build Quality and Rigor of Student-Centered Practices International Association for K-12 Online Learning
International Association for K-12 Online Learning
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure that all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focused on research; developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access; developing quality standards for emerging learning models using online, blended, and competency-based education; and supporting the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, district and state leaders for new learning models.

Project Description 
This grant will support a National Summit on Competency-Based Education in June 2017, where diverse experts in the education field will come together to move competency-based education through the next generation of ideas and actionable outcomes.
10/18/2016 $300,000 Vienna VA
Develop Effective Systems Designs International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure that all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focused on research; developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access; developing quality standards for emerging learning models using online, blended, and competency-based education; and supporting the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, district and state leaders for new learning models.

Project Description
International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), in partnership with MetisNet, supports CompetencyWorks in an effort to deepen and broaden work in the education field on competency-based education that is hosted at http://www.competencyworks.org/. Funded by the Foundation since 2012, CompetencyWorks is an online resource that provides information and knowledge about competency-based education through a website, a blog filled with practitioner knowledge and policy advancement, and a wiki to make it easy to get examples of materials.
12/11/2015 $188,445 Vienna VA
Research & Development International Association for K-12 Online Learning
International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure that all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focused on research; developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access; deeloping quality standards for emerging learning models using online, blended, and competency-based education; and supporting the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, district and state leaders for new learning models.

Project Description
This grant will support iNACOL in the development of an integrated learning system that provides a platform for a school's learning environment by enabling the management, delivery and tracking of student-centered learning and includes robust reporting and analytics capabilities.

12/17/2014 $125,00.00 Vienna VA
State-Level Systems Change International Association for K-12 Online Learning
International Association for K-12 Online Learning
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. 

Project Description
CompetencyWorks (or CW) is a project of the International Association for K12 Online Learning founded and operated in partnership with MetisNet. CompetencyWorks includes a blog, wiki, and other resources focused on competency-based education. 
10/22/2014 $150,000 Vienna VA
State-Level Systems Change International Association for K-12 Online Learning
International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. 

Project Description
This grant will support iNACOL to continue to build upon CompetencyWorks.com. This grant will support four new papers to build knowledge on competency-based education; blogs, tools, and resources on the site's wiki; a bi-monthly e-newsletter; and a small convening of technical assistance providers in competency education and blended instruction to build collective capacity.
12/23/2013 $150,000.00 Vienna VA
State-Level Systems Change International Association for K-12 Online Learning
International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
iNACOL facilitates collaboration, advocacy, and research to enhance quality K-12 online teaching and learning.

Project Description
This is a 2nd year continuation grant to support CompetencyWorks as a three-pronged effort to support the acceleration of competency-based models: 1) Transfer knowledge and information on competency-based models through a blog and other means; 2) build knowledge on challenging policy and implementation issues; and 3) establish a network of people interested and participating in competency-based learning.
11/27/2012 $149,000 Vienna VA
Research & Development International Assocation for K-12 Online Learning
International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
iNACOL facilitates collaboration, advocacy, and research to enhance quality K-12 online teaching and learning.

Project Description
The Nellie Mae Education Foundation, in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, created the Proficiency-based Pathways Project (PBP) in an effort to build and expand knowledge about proficiency-based or competency-based schools and support expansion of their current work. In November 2012, the final report of PBP, Making Mastery Work, was released. CompetencyWorks, managed by iNACOL and with contributing support from MetisNet, will manage the final stage of the Proficiency-based Pathways project, which is the distribution of the report through a variety of mechanisms in order to fully integrate the lessons learned into the knowledge of the field.
10/1/2012 $33,000 Vienna VA
State-Level Systems Change International Association for K-12 Online Learning
International Association for K-12 Online Learning
iNACOL facilitates collaboration, advocacy, and research to enhance quality K-12 online teaching and learning.

Project Description
iNACOL and its partners undertook a three-pronged effort to support acceleration of student-centered, competency-based models.
12/15/2011 $126,000 Vienna VA
State-Level Systems Change International Association for K-12 Online Learning
International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
iNACOL is a non-profit organization that facilitates collaboration, advocacy, and research to enhance quality K-12 online teaching and learning. 

Project Description
In partnership with the Council of Chief State School Officers and MetisNet, iNACOL convened innovators, practitioners, and policy leaders to provide a forum to learn about exemplars, develop a framework for policy development, and identify policy and implementation barriers for competency-based pathways for SCL.
11/5/2010 $50,000 Vienna VA