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Promise Neighborhoods US Department of Education. Summary and Analysis of 2011 Grantees. Grantee Overview. Distribution by Absolute Priority, Applicant Type, and Competitive Priority Core element in PN theory of change: Both (great schools) and (strong systems of support)

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Promise NeighborhoodsUS Department of Education

Summary and Analysis of 2011 Grantees


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Grantee Overview

  • Distribution by Absolute Priority, Applicant Type, and Competitive Priority

  • Core element in PN theory of change: Both (great schools) and (strong systems of support)

  • Case Studies – Need/Capacity/Strategy

    • Northside Achievement Zone (Minneapolis, MN)

    • Berea College (Rural Eastern Kentucky/Appalachia)

    • Community Action Project (Tulsa, OK)

  • Additional Resources


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5 Implementation 15 Planning

AP2: Rural; AP3: Tribal


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Absolute Priority

Geographic Distribution: Large and Mid-Size Cities, Rural, Tribal

AP 3: Tribal

AP 2: Rural

AP 2: Rural

* All figures reflect applications peer reviewed


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Applicant Type

Nonprofit Organizations, Colleges and Universities, Indian Tribe

Indian Tribe

IHE

IHE

Nonprofit


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Competitive Priorities*

Early Learning, Internet Connectivity, Arts, Affordable Housing

%

%

* Applicants could select up to 2 competitive priorities


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Both great schools…

  • PN theory of change focused on putting great schools at center of revitalization efforts

  • At least half of 2011 PN grantees integrate school turnaround efforts supported by School Improvement Grants (SIG)

  • Teachers directly involved in several PN grantees

  • Charter-district collaboration efforts among PN schools throughout implementation and planning cohort

  • Other Department of Education reforms also central:

    • MN Early Learning Challenge Fund efforts led by Minneapolis PN implementation grantee team

    • Planning grantees in NY and TN explicitly incorporate district-led RTT reforms in their strategies to improve teaching and learning


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and strong systems of support

  • Persistent poverty in PNs demands comprehensive family and community supports:

    • Chicago’s Roseland PN focusing on Fenger High School, location of tragic fatal beating of honor student Derrion Albert in 2009

    • Youth of Campo Mission Indian Tribe believe they are more likely to go to jail than to college

  • Federal agency integration works to break down “silos”

    • 2 PN grantees receiving Choice Neighborhoods grants from HUD

    • Fresno and Detroit planning grantees aligned with White House Strong Cities Strong Communities initiative

    • All 5 implementation grantees eligible for additional funding from DOJ to support public safety strategies

  • 100%+ match among implementation grantees, including private match and strong leverage of other public sources

  • Robust family and community engagement strategies evidenced by community schools approach of many grantees


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MN

71%

MPS

41%

28%

Northside Achievement Zone(Minneapolis)

Implementation Grant

At/above grade-level reading (all students)

  • Violence: In the last 2 weeks of August 2011, 3 teenagers (13, 14 and 19 years old) were murdered within or immediately adjacent to the Zone

  • Low expectations: Less than 1/3 of parents in neighborhood expect their children to complete a college degree

NAZ

  • Teachers and Leaders: NAZ convened a “Principal Learning Community” of 8/9 target schools in neighborhood, including traditional, charter, and private schools

  • Early learning: Close partnership with statewide Children’s Cabinet leadership, who developed MN’s successful Early Learning Challenge Fund proposal

  • Cash match: $630,000 from local and national foundations in Y1, individual and corporate investors

  • Persistence: High-scoring 2010 PN applicant that continued efforts without a Federal planning grant—an example for other communities pursuing PN strategy


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US

43%

KY

22%

12%

Berea College (Eastern Kentucky/Appalachia)

Implementation Grant – Rural Priority

Percentage College Ready in Math (11th Grade)

  • Distress: Among 3K rural counties in nation, most economically distressed are in PN—Owsley (3rd), Clay (4th), and Jackson (37th)

  • Gap: PN students track KY closely until 7th grade, after which achievement gap opens wide in high school

PN

  • Secondary Schools Focus: Berea is highly-rated 2011 i3 applicant—implementing NMSI AP Training and Incentive Program in PN middle and high schools

  • Data Sharing: Agreement among school superintendents, the KY Department of Education, and KY Council on Postsecondary Education on plan (with requisite permissions) to build cradle-to-career data system with record level data

  • Public-Private Partnership: Strong partnership with Save the Children, a national foundation providing early learning and literacy programs throughout neighborhood

  • Management Plan: Berea exemplifies equity and excellence—first Southern college to be coeducational and racially integrated, and provides full scholarship to all (low-income) students; GEAR UP grantee that has increased high school graduation and college-going rates in PN by 10+ points since 1999


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OK

11%

TPS

18%

38%

Community Action Project (Tulsa, OK)

Planning Grant

Dropout Rate

Poverty: 86% of children under 18 and 89% of children under five in poor households. Median household income in the PN was at $13,142 according to census tract data, far below the Tulsa County median of $45,264

Rogers

HS

  • Rigor and Comprehensiveness: Combine college and career-readiness curriculum from ACT and America’s Choice with community schools model

  • Integrated approach: CAP received 2011 Choice Neighborhoods (HUD) planning grant for one of target neighborhoods + Social Innovation Fund (CNCS) sub grant to implement SaveUSA, an asset development initiative

  • Management Plan: CAP’s $48.5M annual budget of cradle-to-career public services focused on early learning (Head Start) and financial asset building

  • Evidence-Based Practice: Partnership with ChildTrend’s LINKS database of 172 random assignment, intent-to-treat evaluations of social interventions for children

  • More Persistence: Also a high-scoring 2010 PN applicant that did not receive grant


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Additional Resources

  • Promise Neighborhoods website

  • Press releaseannouncing the Promise Neighborhoods planning grantees

  • Detailed listof the 2011 Promise Neighborhoods Planning Grantees

  • FAQsrelated to the Secretary's announcement in reference to the 2011 Planning Grantees 

  • Information about all Promise Neighborhoods applicants available on data.ed.gov -  http://www.data.ed.gov/grants/oii/2011/promise-neighborhoods

  • White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative and Creating Pathways to OpportunityReport