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 twenty-five schools in eight districts in Texas and Southern California with plans to welcome an additional twenty-five schools in the 21-22 school year.
THE NETWORK PROMISE
Increased college access capacity
Increased continuous improvement capacity
Increased data analysis and collection capacity
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.
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.
OUR COLLEGE ACCESS NETWORK
Cross County School District
Blytheville School District
Orange County DOE
Del Valle ISD
Ector County ISD
El Paso ISD
Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy