Norwalk Public Schools Awarded Grant

NPS Awarded Grant for Curriculum and Instruction Leaders, Expands Research & Data Capabilities
Posted on 08/18/2014
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Norwalk Public Schools has been awarded a $1.1 million grant by the Dalio Foundation to support the District’s efforts to implement Common Core standards.

“We’re extremely grateful for this generous grant, which I believe will help us drive meaningful change across Norwalk,” said Dr. Manuel Rivera, superintendent, Norwalk Public Schools.  “The new funding adds significant momentum to the work laid out in our strategic plan, and helps support our commitment to making sure all our students graduate college and career ready.”


The one-year grant partners public and private resources to ensure that key components of the District’s efforts to close the achievement gap by 2020 are met.  The Dalio Foundation support supplements the District’s commitment to ensure that all elementary schools have dedicated instructional leaders to support teachers and principals as they implement the new Common Core, higher standards.  Grant funding also will support instructional coaching in five elementary schools and will provide additional professional development around literacy throughout the district related to Common Core.


The Dalio Foundation is a private foundation based in Connecticut.