New Tech Network

College Access Network

In September 2019, New Tech Network (NTN) announced a new college access initiative supported by a Networks for School Improvement (NSI) grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The NTN College Access Network partners with a diverse group of schools and districts to improve college access by leveraging continuous improvement practices. The multi-year initiative is focused on measurable improvements in well-matched postsecondary enrollment rates for Black, Latino, and low-income students at participating network schools. 

Starting with three districts in Texas, the NTN College Access Network now partners with forty-nine schools in fifteen districts in Arkansas, Southern California, and Texas.

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Increased college access capacity


Increased continuous improvement capacity


Increased collaboration


Increased data analysis and collection capacity

Tailored Coaching

Personalized coaching designed to support a team’s project launch, investigation of the current system, exploration of best practice and research, and testing and studying of change ideas.

Collaborative Convenings

Triannual network events centered around collaboration, innovation, and equitable design.

Regular Data Tracking and Study

Targeted support in collecting, tracking, and analyzing relevant, disaggregated college access data to assess impact and guide next steps.



Cross County School District

Blytheville School District


Montebello Unified

Orange County DOE


Canutillo ISD 

Clint ISD

Comal ISD

Del Valle ISD

Ector County ISD

El Paso ISD

Fabens ISD

Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy

Socorro ISD

Terrell ISD


EPISD's involvement in the NTN College Access Network has been crucial in our continued work to ensure that all our students graduate high school college-ready and with a clear plan for their future. The network of schools allows our campuses to collaborate with each other and other districts to share change ideas that can positively impact all students. This partnership has helped our campuses begin the process of embedding college access and readiness into every aspect of their culture and community.
Richard Couder
College Readiness Facilitator, El Paso ISD
As an active participant in the New Tech Network’s College Access Network, my team and I have become more aware and are actively engaged in ensuring the success for all learners, especially those with disadvantages. Through these initiatives, we have had the opportunity to authentically engage our learners and their families to bridge the access gap. Using improvement science, we have intentionally formulated next steps to strengthen our continuous efforts towards equitable college access for our learners.
Gerardo Ramirez
Campus Principal, George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa
The NTN College Access Network has emphasized an area of need for our students with eminent structure and positivity. Continuous improvement is necessary to ensure focused, student success, and NTN is dedicated to guiding our schools with endless opportunities that post-secondary settings can offer to help our students strive toward a greater future.
Jessica Rivera
College Readiness Teacher, Irvin High School


Interested in becoming a part of the NTN College Access Network?