The Drucker Institute announced today that New Classrooms is one of 50 semifinalists for the 2018 Drucker Prize. The semifinalists were culled from over 500 first-round applicants “based on their excellence in demonstrating Peter Drucker’s definition of innovation—change that creates a new dimension of performance,” according to a Drucker Institute press release.
These 50 nonprofits now qualify for The Drucker Prize’s second round, where their leaders will engage a series of short innovation learning modules. Produced especially for The Drucker Prize, these modules feature insights from some of today’s top thinkers on management and leadership, as well as the timeless wisdom of Peter Drucker. In Round 2, the semifinalists will be asked to articulate for the judges both their current innovation practices, as well as and how they might further leverage the disciplines of innovation to improve their organization’s results.
New Classrooms’ application highlighted the early success of its high school math remediation pilots using the Teach to One: Math learning model. Since the 2016-17 school year, four high schools have offered Teach to One: Math for their ninth through eleventh grade students who are one, two or more grade levels behind. On average, participating high school students grew nine points on NWEA’s MAP Growth assessment. This is three times the national average for high school students.
The program is designed to help off-track high school students learn the foundational math skills they’ll need to graduate prepared for a postsecondary education. If a student goes into ninth grade off track in math, they have less than a 1 in 5 chance of graduating high school college ready, according to a study by ACT. Currently, two-thirds of students nationwide enter high school off track in math.
New Classrooms The submission deadline for the Round 2 application is August 3, 2018. Ten finalists will be announced on August 31 and the winner of the $100,000 Drucker Prize will be announced on October 1.