Instructure is awarding $100,000 in grants to K-12 schools, colleges, and universities for innovative technology programs. Instructure is the maker of the Canvas learning management system and the Canvas Network MOOC platform.
As part of its 25th anniversary, data security firm Trend Micro is offering grants to 12 K-12 schools and districts in the United States, including cash, in-kind contributions, and IT professional services.
Just two weeks away from the deadline, the FCC has stopped accepting public comment on the E-rate modernization proposal owing to the shutdown of the federal government. However, that needn't stop concerned K–12 professionals from ensuring that their views are heard.
If we know anything at all about the impact of technology on learning, we know that students must be able to use it when they need it, as long as they need it.
- By Therese Mageau
Rural education is receiving federal funding from an unexpected source: helium. Amid the federal government shutdown, the United States House and Senate passed a measure last week dealing with helium reserves that also reauthorized the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination program, affecting funding for more than 4,000 schools.
Geovisual software can help district leaders make data-driven decisions about redistricting, attrition, and transportation.
Follett has formally launched its 2013–2014 Follett Challenge, a competition that awards prizes to schools for "the best and most effective approaches to 21st century learning."
The National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports is receiving $1.6 million in federal funds to support students with disabilities and improve on data-driven decisionmaking and implementation strategies.
NASA has chosen 12 schools as NASA Explorer Schools, half of which will also receive $5,000 grants to implement a STEM project in their classrooms before next April.
The Houston Independent School District will receive $550,000 in college scholarships as the winner of the 2013 Broad Prize for Urban Education.