KC’s LEANLAB Education seeks to innovate K12 schools and address achievement gaps and inequities in public education. Its K12 Fellowship is an accelerator built to help advance and support those educational goals.

Now, with the help of $2 million in multi-year grants from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, along with support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, LEANLAB is focusing on COVID-era pilot schools.

LEANLAB CEO Katie Boody said the grants will help the organization expand its community-focused work with the pilot schools and build its network of innovative schools in Kansas City.