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Original Grant FAQs

Original Grant FAQs

Grant FAQs

Is the program for general studies, Judaic studies, or both?

Given the limited digital resources providing instructional data for Judaic studies, the primary focus of the BOLD Day Schools program will be in general studies. Where possible, schools could demonstrate effective uses of digital Judaic resources within their blended model.

Are there other opportunities for schools that are not ready for a full school implementation?

BOLD Day Schools are focused on transforming entire institutions and the grants will be awarded accordingly. For additional resources on innovation within Jewish Day Schools, check out these sites:

When is the application deadline?

The review process begins with the submission and review of the online application following the requirements of the RFP.  Submissions must be received no later than 4:00 pm EDT on April 30, 2013. Applications must be submitted online.

What does school-wide implementation mean?

Complete implementation must occur within three years of initial implementation. School-wide implementation means that every child in a school will participate in a minimum of 2 blended class periods per day.

What resources are covered by the grant?

Please see the Grant Details section  for information on resources that are provided by the grant.

What are some ways I can realize cost savings with blended learning?

Blended learning programs present the opportunity to reduce overall costs and lower tuitions. Some cost saving opportunities employed in schools include…

  • Reducing and repurposing existing curricular and text budgets
  • Redefining teacher and staff roles and reallocating personnel resources
  • Increased class size coupled with greater personalization
  • Increased student enrollment fostered by innovative programs and personalized learning

By implementing these measures, schools have realized overall operating cost reductions of 25% and per pupil cost savings of $1000.

Additionally, the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE) will be hosting a webinar on April 24, 2013, at 3:00 EDT to discuss how blended learning can impact affordability. Click Here for more information.

What happens after we apply?

  1. The Affordable Jewish Education Project, The AVI CHAI Foundation, and the Kohelet Foundation will review proposals, and may reach out to applicants during the review process to request additional information and conduct interviews or site visits.
  2. Grant recipients will be contacted by May 6, 2013
  3. Grant recipients will need to choose their consultant by May 13, 2013
  4. Projects will commence by May 20, 2013
  5. Blended learning will launch at the start of the 2013-14 school year

Who can I contact for more information?

For any other information please contact info@bolddayschools.org


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