Project Ignite

Customized School Improvement Support

Project Ignite, powered by Battelle for Kids, provides customized support to school teams seeking to strengthen their capacity for improvement. Project Ignite includes on-site coaching, evidence-based resources, professional learning, and a statewide network to advance student success.

Reach Our Team

Customized, On-Site Coaching

Every Project Ignite coach is an Ohio-based educator with school leadership experience. Your coach will co-create a plan alongside your BLT and provide on-site coaching that accommodates your school schedule and aligns with your improvement goals.

Access to Tools, Resources, and Training

Project Ignite schools have access to Battelle for Kids’ evidence-based tools, resources, and training to support their improvement efforts. School leaders from across the country use these assets to:

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Address students’ mental health and well-being

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Align, find, grow, and keep top talent

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Design and assess deeper learning

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Engage students, teachers, and the school community

Vibrant Statewide Network

Project Ignite is not just another improvement process. It is a vibrant professional learning network where educators collaborate and cultivate a community of practice to accelerate equitable learning outcomes for every student. Members enjoy in-person events featuring local and national experts and job-alike sessions.

Measurable, Sustainable Impacts

Project Ignite has grown to support 75 schools, serving more than 35,000 students across 45 districts.

Of schools that participated in Project Ignite in 2022-2023: 

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70% demonstrated an increase in their Performance Index score on the 2023 Ohio state report card.
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60% moved out of school improvement status for the 2023-2024 school year.
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90% chose to return for a continued partnership with Project Ignite.

Get Started

Interested in learning more? Contact us at ProjectIgnite@bfk.org.

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