In a push to get the Federal Communications Commission to release more funding for its popular E-rate program, Funds For Learning, a compliance service firm for E-rate applicants, is circulating an open letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and an online petition.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Twenty-three school districts, colleges, and other organizations are one step closer to receiving a portion of $150 million to be awarded by the United States Department of Education through the Investing in Innovation (i3) program.
Microsoft has begun collaborating with the United States Department of Education, the British Council, and the Smithsonian Institution in projects designed to help prepare educators to use educational technology in the classroom.
The Software and Information Industry Association's (SIIA) education division has selected 11 participants for its Innovation Incubator Program.
As part of its classroom technology grant series, DYMO/Mimio will award two teachers a trove of interactive learning gear for demonstrating how they would blend individual student instruction and group lessons using DYMO/Mimio hardware and Headsprout Reading Comprehension software.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Teachers from 10 schools received classroom technology grants this month in the second DYMO/Mimio Jump Start Grant program. Another classroom tech grant program, Bridging the Gap, is currently accepting applications.
The 2011 Best in Class grant program will award teachers with $50,000 in funding for classroom equipment and materials. The grant is being offered by the non-profit Kids in Need Foundation and women's clothing retailer Loft.
Samsung Techwin has awarded 50 SAMCAM 860 digital presenters to the winners of its 2011 grant program.
NASA has opened two national science competitions, one for students in grades 5 through 9 and one for students in high school. Both competitions challenge students to tackle microgravity through hands-on science projects.
A Forestville, CA, high school has won $65,000 worth of new wireless network infrastructure and services, which will allow students and teachers access from anywhere on campus.