NLET’s Chronology


NLET Articles of Incorporation

Certified, California Secretary of State, March 11, 2015

Memorandum of Understanding

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and NLET agree to explore Science-Based Education Research Collaboration (SERC) including grant applications, regional education innovations and utilization of LANL’s analytic capacity.

Memorandum of Understanding

University of Texas Austin and NLET agree to explore Science-Based Education Research Collaboration (SERC), including grant applications, university research collaborations and the utilization of UT Austin’s Big Data and Visualization capabilities.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant Program

Discovery Research K-12, Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) NSF



  • Funded Proposal: “Collaborative Research: An Agent-Based Simulation Environment for Predictive Longitudinal Modeling of High School Math Performance”
  • PI/Partners: NLET conceived and organized. Michael Strong (UCSC, Principal Investigator), Paul Resta (UT Austin, Co-Principal Investigator), Joanne Wendelberger (Los Alamos, Co-Principal Investigator), Gordon Freedman, Marcy Lauck (NLET Consultants)
  • Website: educationmodeling.com


White House / National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Sub-Award

The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) http://www.nist.gov/nstic/resilient.html

  • Funded Proposal: “Zero-Knowledge Identity and Privacy Protection Service (ZIPPS) for Education and Children”
  • Prime Contractor/Partners: Resilient Networks System, Inc. Sub-Award for Education Pilots, NLET
  • K-12 Beta Partners (California): Santa Cruz County Office of Education, Pajaro Valley Unified School District, Riverside Unified School District

Website: http://www.resilient-networks.com/solutions/education/


National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant Program

Building Community and Capacity for Data-Intensive Research in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences and in Education and Human Resources (BCC-SBE/EHR) http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1119332

  • Funded Proposal: “A Comprehensive Regional Approach to Data Set Integration to Support Data-Intensive Research in Education and Human Resource Development In Silicon Valley”
  • PI/Partners: NLET conceived, organized and provided supervisory services. Rodney Ogawa (UCSC, Principal Investigator), Douglas Bonett, Scott Brandt, Ronald Glass, Carlos Malzahn (UCSC Co-Principal Investigators), Marcy Lauck, Bill Erlendson, Gordon Freedman (NLET consultants)

Website: www.SVRDT.org (Derivative site and organization)

Memorandum of Understanding

University of California Santa Cruz Center for Educational Research in the Interest of Underserved Students (CERIUS) and NLET to explore research-intensive, innovative practices. (MOU terminated with end of CERIUS, 2015)

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Postsecondary Success Strategy (PS), Scaled Models for Certificate Delivery (business planning grant)

      • Funded Proposal: “College Sky: A Certificates and Certification Marketplace”
      • PI/Partners: NLET Awardee, Gordon Freedman, Project Manager
      • Principal Partners: Pima Community College, National Coalition for Certification Centers (NC3.net), Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, ECPS at Lonestar Community College, Eduworks, Inc., Geographic Solutions, Broward Community College, Cabrillo Community College, Capella University, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Harper College, Kentucky Community Technical College System, Northern Illinois University, St. Petersburg College, Worksource Oregon

Website: www.SkillsMarket.net


Thomas R. Brown Foundations (Tucson, AZ)

NLET organized and designed regional foundation R & D grant to create the “JobSignals” software specification to link Pima Community College, regional employers, labor agencies and job seekers/students.

      • Funded Proposal: Awardee Pima Community College and NLET, Lee Lambert and Gordon Freedman project managers
      • Partners: Pima Community College, NLET, Eduwork, Spirewirk
      • Status: Awaiting software development funds pilot in Southern Arizona


Monterey County Office of Education (CA)

Contract, K12 District (LCAP) Data Almanacs for 24 districts and 8 charter schools in Monterey County.

Santa Cruz County Office of Education (CA)

Contract, K12 District (LCAP) Data Almanacs for 20 district schools in Santa Cruz County.
2017- 2018

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Sub-award / www.SkillsCommons.org

NLET Contracted to create data integration, alignment and matching of career content resumes and jobs.



Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (sub-award from UCLA)

Grant to promote the adoption of CourseKata, www.coursekata.org, an online interactive textbook and course materials for teaching statistics and data science using modern data science tools such as learning to code in “R” and providing lessons via Jupyter Notebooks, into high schools.

National University Precision Institute

Grant to conduct research and development on the use of the competency-based Precision Math platform in high schools, community college and four-year institutions for college ready math study.

Community Foundation of Monterey County

Grant to operate an Online Algebra Boot Camp with rising 9th and 10th graders to catch up on their Algebra or to accelerate as a result of the Covid pandemic suspension of normal courses.

BrainQuake / IES Sub-Award

Subaward to support BrainQuake trials in elementary schools as part of an IES SBIR grant to Keith Devlin (Stanford) for BrainQuake interactive math product

Algebra Boot / Alta Public Schools

Grant to provide an NLET Algebra boot camp for charter high school in the Alta Public Schools in South LA.