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Grants, Funding & Awards


ED, HHS Award $89 Million in Supplemental RTT Early Learning Challenge Grants

Six states will receive a total of $89 million in supplemental awards from the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant program to fund improvements and "expand access to early learning programs throughout their states," according to the United States Department of Education.

Dept of Education Launches 2013 Race to the Top - District Competition

The United States Department of Education has launched the 2013 Race to the Top - District competition, which will award nearly $120 million to school districts implementing "bold, locally directed improvements in learning and teaching that will directly improve student achievement and educator effectiveness."

New Research Grants Offered for Study of Online and Flipped Classroom Learning

The Adaptive Learning Research Grant Program has launched its second phase, offering up to $40,000 for institutions to examine adaptive learning principles that result in measurable learning outcomes in large-scale online and blended learning courses.

Texas STEM Camps Get Funding Boost

Twenty universities and colleges in Texas are offering summer-time STEM camps to students, thanks to the annual largesse of a state agency in charge of workforce development.

FTTH Council Encourages FCC To Establish 'Gigabit Communities Race to the Top' Program

Following the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) recent decision to review and modernize the E-rate program, which helps schools and libraries pay for Internet access, the Fiber to the Home Council Americas (FTTH Council) has petitioned the FCC to now establish a Gigabit Communities Race to the Top program.

Education Advocates Hail FCC's Plans To Modernize E-Rate

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced plans to review and modernize the E-rate program with the goal of increasing broadband capacity, maximizing cost-effective purchasing, and streamlining program administration.

Montana School District Could Save $140K Annually with Energy Efficiency Improvements

A Montana school district is looking to save more than $140,000 per year through improvements made to 12 of its school buildings -- improvements that are designed to make them more energy-efficient. The changes, which will be finished by the end of 2013, will come at no up-front cost to the district.

2013 National STEM Video Game Challenge Winners Selected

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and E-Line Media have named the 16 winners of the 2013 National STEM Video Game Challenge.

Organizations Urge FCC To Take Action on ConnectED Initiative

More than 50 national organizations representing a wide range of educational interest groups have submitted a joint letter encouraging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take "swift action" to implement President Obama's ConnectED initiative.

Forget ROI, Here's the 5-Step Tech Investment Plan Districts Should Be Using

When it comes to technology projects, the value of an investment should be defined by its educational return, not its financial return.

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