AIE Wins $50K Grant to Support RSD Achievement Zone

For Immediate Release

Date: June 12, 2012

Advance Innovative Education (AIE), a Louisiana non-profit, was recently awarded a $50,000 grant by the Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation to support RSD’s newly formed “Achievement Zone” in Baton Rouge.The “Achievement Zone” is an initiative to improve educational options for students in the north Baton Rouge community.  

AIE understands that the key to transformative educational change in a community is the engagement of all its stakeholders coupled with strong school leaders and leadership teams. 

This grant award enables AIE to bring leadership development opportunities to RSD’s schools identified in its Achievement Zone.  Additionally AIE will be able to provide education to the community re: school choice, especially charter schools.

“AIE has a history of successfully collaborating with individuals and groups to build strategically targeted education solutions in schools,” explains AIE’s CEO, Dr. Kristy Hebert, “As an innovative partner, AIE can help all education stakeholders in the north Baton Rouge community work toward a common goal: increasing student success. We are grateful to the Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation for their support of our innovative programs.”

The mission of Advance Innovative Education is to promote systemic change through initiatives that deliver dramatically improved performance of educators so they may become catalysts of change that are desperately needed in Louisiana’s schools.

For more information on Advance Innovative Education’s programs and services, visit www.advanceie.org.