Existing national data shows that blended learning has the potential to drive school excellence and build new funding sources by increasing enrollment. GHR is funding blended learning and other innovative approaches in hopes of identifying new ways to improve financial sustainability and academic excellence in urban Catholic schools.
GHR’s grant to Immaculate Conception funds faculty training, principal coaching and the launch of blended learning in classrooms. Although early in the school year, Immaculate Conception is already seeing benefits from the individualized learning approach, data-driven instruction and professional development for administrators and teachers.
Immaculate Conception and other GHR-funded schools will evaluate blended learning in real time with support from program evaluation firm Rainbow Research. As an external evaluation partner, Rainbow Research will observe classrooms and collect data from students, parents and teachers to determine progress in enrollment, test scores, teacher skills, parental awareness and more.
If you are interested in partnering on funding innovative approaches to closing the Twin Cities education achievement gap, contact us.