$7 million for innovative teaching solutions

Next Generation Learning Challenges announced $7 million in grants to 19 innovative, technology-enabled programs that are helping students master 7th- to 9th-grade-level math and literacy aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The grants will support both proof-of-concept and the early-stage adoption of programs in order to help refine promising approaches and expand others to more students.

Today’s grant winners propose a diverse range of approaches—from linking math skills development to popular youth interests such as music production and fashion to interactive, online lessons that students can access outside of the classroom to practice skills and build confidence—that share in common an emphasis on embedded assessment. A full list of grantees is available online .