The United States Department of Education has named seven winners of Charter School Exemplary Collaboration grants, which will receive a total of more than $1.2 million. The funding is provided so charter schools can share lessons learned with public schools and school districts.
Innovative preK-12 teachers who find new ways to improve student learning are invited to enter the 2012 Teacher Innovator Awards competition sponsored by Dearborn, MI-based The Henry Ford and PBS Learning Media.
- By Mike Hohenbrink
Nominations are now open for the 2012 Great American Classroom Makeover, which offers prizes of up to $10,000 for supplies for both individual classrooms and schools.
Shared Learning Collaborative (SLC), an organization working to build infrastructure that will make it easier for teachers to use data in the classroom to personalize instruction, is offering hefty rewards to the open source developers who can build a couple of the applications it needs.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Entries for the third-annual Solve for Tomorrow program are now being accepted. Solve for Tomorrow is a contest that calls on teachers and students to compete for $1 million in prizes by submitting videos on the topics of science, technology, engineering, and math.
T.H.E. Journal's newest column, Funding Survival Kit, will offer advice on how to navigate the K-12 funding landscape to help with the acquisition of technology. In this inaugural column, RedRock Reports President Jenny House provides an overview of the five most important funding trends likely to impact the K-12 environment in the coming year.
IBM will provide grants worth $1.3 million to five states, a portion of which will be awarded in the form of educational technology, over the next three years.
For the second year, schools in Nashua School District have received a substantial grant from Digital Wish and Dell to place technology in their classrooms.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
CDW-G has launched a new service designed to connect colleges, universities, and K-12 schools with grants and funding opportunities.
Funds for Learning is adding a mobile version of its E-rate Manager service. The company this week released the update with support for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry users. It's available now.