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Future of School Announces Resilient Districts Prize to Reward Innovative Education Practices

The RDP program will celebrate and support impactful blended and online learning practices during COVID-19 with grants of up to $25,000 

DENVER, CO, May 20, 2021―Future of School (FoS), an education intermediary organization mobilizing change in American K-12 education, has announced the creation of the Resilient Districts Prize (RDP), designed to reward innovative practices in blended and online learning that have made a positive impact during COVID-19. The RDP program will award up to 20 total grants across three categories, worth $10,000 – $25,000 apiece, and the funds can be used for technology, professional development, training or other expenses related to online and blended learning. The application process is open from June 1-30, 2021.

“COVID-19 has taken a personal and professional toll on educators nationwide, has created new challenges that most schools never expected to face, and has introduced difficulties for students that cross the social, emotional and academic realms. Yet, despite these realities, we’ve clearly seen that an entrepreneurial spirit remains alive and well in our schools, with educators of all roles stepping up their embrace of innovation to deliver the type and quality of education all students deserve,” said Amy Valentine, CEO and Education Evangelist for Future of School. “After the year we’ve all experienced together, Future of School couldn’t be prouder to introduce the Resilient Districts Prize, a grant-making opportunity to celebrate and sustain educators’ innovative efforts. We invite educators of all roles from all school environments to apply for these grants, and we look forward to learning from these high-impact success stories.” 

There are separate award categories for innovation at the district, school and individual educator levels. The RDP award information follows:

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