Published Online: March 22, 2016

Federal i3: Giving Wing to Promising Ideas

As the first grants issued under the federal Investing in Innovation, or i3, program wind down, Education Week examines the yield from the politically popular program.

Investing in Innovation: An Introduction to i3

The federal Investing in Innovation program, or i3, test-drives and scales up promising ideas in education. Here’s an introduction to the program. Read the Story

In Maine, Intervention Smooths 9th Graders’ Paths

The Building Assets-Reducing Risks program now being tested in Maine is among a handful of promising ideas that started as federal i3 grants.
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Popular Writing Program Found to Yield Gains

A two-year experimental study of the National Writing Project shows that the program has a positive effect on teachers’ instructional practices and their students’ writing. Read the Story

Federal Grants Boost N.C.'s 'Early College' High School Push

Funds from the Investing in Innovation program have helped some rural high schools in North Carolina to ramp up their dual enrollment efforts.
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i3 Grants: Findings From the First Round

The original 49 winners of the Obama administration’s Investing in Innovation competition are finishing their final evaluations by the end of this year. Our chart contains a selection of some of the largest grants among the 2010 grantees and what the evaluations have found so far. View the Chart

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