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District Believe and Succeed Initiatives

Believe and Succeed grants provide funding for districts to turn around focus schools (F schools and high schools with graduation rates lower than 60%).  Districts may apply for Believe and Succeed grants to:

  • Develop new schools leaders to turn around focus schools; or,
  • Recruit and set up a district or school turnaround organization that would institutionalize positive leadership behaviors both at the school and the district level.
Districts interested in submitting a Believe and Succeed application should contact

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Submit a Believe and Succeed Application:

Educators can submit an application for the LDE to sponsor a leadership development opportunity during the 2014-15 school year.

Districts interested in submitting a Believe and Succeed application, please contact

Pursue a Leadership Development Opportunity:

Click here to download a listing of all leadership development experiences. These experiences include:

  • Traditional Graduate Programs
  • Alternative Leadership Development Programs
  • District School-Leader Apprenticeships
  • Charter School Leader Apprenticeships

In addition, districts can design and propose their own unique leadership development experience.

If you are an organization that would like to have a leadership development opportunity listed, please contact