According to The Chicago Public Education Fund: “The Fund, in partnership with New Schools for Chicago, secured $1 million in funding from the The Broad Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to launch a regional pilot for the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) program – Breakthrough Schools: Chicago. This opportunity will enable local educators to apply for and receive investments to develop promising school designs that will help drive student learning.”
Lindblom is one of seven schools in the city to win this award. The others are CICS Irving Park, Disney II High School, Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy, Joseph Lovett Elementary School, Patrick Henry Elementary School, and University of Chicago Charter School – Donoghue campus.
The full video of the presentation is below: