Project Research-based Strategies and Artificial Intelligence for School Enhancement: Turning Around Schools (RAISE)

What is RAISE?
Project RAISE is a $15 million Expansion grant awarded by the the Education and Innovation Research Program, U.S. Department of Education. During the five-year grant, project members will bring to scale evidence-based, field-initiated leadership innovations to enhance and turn around near-failing schools and to improve student achievement and attainment.

RAISE incorporates three exciting project components:

Component 1

Urban Principal Residency


Total participants: 680

Master’s Degrees, Principal Certification, and Micro-Credentials, Virtual Mentoring and Coaching, Institutes for State and National Principal Preparation Faculty (Texas Certificate for Advancing Education Leadership; TAMU CRDLLA Certificate for Bilingual/ESL Leadership) Evaluated in QED

Component 2

Virtual Professional Development, Virtual Professional Leading Learning Communities, Virtual Mentoring and Coaching


Total participants: 16,010

State and national school leaders engaged in Virtual Professional Development, Virtual Professional Leading Learning Communities with Virtual Mentoring and Coaching, Micro-Credentials with up to 1000 Massive Open Online Professional Individualized Learning (MOOPILs) Modules related to Enhancing and Turning Around Schools, Leadership Institutes, National Think Tanks (Certificates approved by the Texas Education Agency via TAMU ELRC & CRDLLA Centers) Evaluated by RCT.

Component 3

Enhancing and Turning Around Schools


Total participants: 680

State and national school leaders involved in Virtual Professional Development, Virtual Mentoring and Coaching with a District School Performance Predictor Artificial Intelligence Platform, External Root Cause Analysis, Campus Strategic Planning, Leadership Institutes, National Think Tanks (national near-failing schools involved in VPD) Evaluated by RCT