Breakthrough Results Fund
We're delighted to announce that ANet has received a major grant to fund an exciting initiative.
Five systems will be chosen to receive matching funds of up to $1 million over four years.
ANet’s Breakthrough Results Fund is a four-year collaboration to prove what’s possible in instructional improvement when we help put the right conditions in place, enable long-term partnership, and pair system coherence with integrated school support.
ANet will support five districts and CMOs, at the school and system levels, to implement structures, practices, and tools we know lead to improved student outcomes. We’ll study the impact these changes have in classrooms and share what we learn with the field.
Support for accelerating instructional change
The systems selected for the program will receive ANet’s full partnership support for 10 schools—including coaching, instructional tools, interim assessments, and professional learning. Participating districts and CMOs will also receive system-level support to enable and reinforce the school-level work.
We’ll bring everything we’ve learned from thirteen years of working with thousands of schools to foster high quality, standards-aligned instruction—the kind of instruction that improves student outcomes.
Demonstrate what’s possible in improving instruction
We know that ANet schools with the right conditions in place see 6 months of additional learning over 2 years. We also know these outcomes aren’t magic: they’re the result of many decisions, shifts and improvements that add up to changes in adult behavior that lead to better student outcomes.
While many of our partner schools can tell stories about aspects of that change, this project will provide a comprehensive view into the journey of improvement across all levels of a district or CMO over several years.
By showing what changes have the most impact on instruction in a diverse set of districts and CMOs, the Breakthrough Results Fund will help educators across the country to apply these lessons in their own schools and school systems.
Powered by $1 million in one-to-one matching funds
We know our work gets results, but we also know that real, sustainable gains take time. Too often, schools and systems face constraints that hold them back from committing to multiyear partnerships, including annual budget cycles that force tough choices each year.
Our hope is that this fund will help alleviate some of those challenges. Participating systems will need to fund just half the cost of ANet’s support. The other half will be covered by philanthropy. That adds up to approximately $1M in funding per system over four years.