The Carnegie Corporation of New York has announced $10 million in grants to help four districts design and open new schools.
"These districts have the commitment to reshape high schools so that all students can meet more rigorous standards," said Michele Cahill, vice-president, National Program, and director of urban education at Carnegie Corporation. "By taking on the challenge to 'do school differently' they will provide important examples to the country."
The Cleveland Metropolitan School District has been awarded $3 million over three years to design and open two new high schools.
The other districts receiving grants from the Carnegie Corporation:
- Denver Public Schools: $1 million over two years
- New York City Department of Education: $3 million over three years
- School District of Philadelphia: $3 million over three years
The grants are part of the Carnegie Corporations $28 million Opportunity by Design initiative. The grants are to help districts design and open schools that support the Common Core curriculum.