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Grants, Funding & Awards


Next XPrize Aims for Worldwide Student Literacy

The Newest XPrize will award one team $10 million to develop the most effective software and content for helping children around the world teach themselves how to read, write and do arithmetic.

Contest Seeks Redesign of School Performance Report Cards

A new competition with a $15,000 first prize is kicking off to encourage designers, developers and data experts to reimagine what the American school report card could be.

STEM Contest Challenges Students to Imagine Future Technology

A science competition from Toshiba and the National Science Teachers Association asks students to propose a new technology based on a problem that exists today for a shot at a $10,000 savings bond and other prizes.

LearnLaunch Opens Third Round of Funding for Ed Tech Startups

LearnLaunch Accelerator, a Boston-based ed tech startup program, has opened for applications for the 2015 cohort.

Data Collection Technology Awards Open, Offer $5,000 Prizes

Vernier and the National Science Teachers Association have opened up applications for their annual technology awards, recognizing innovative use of data collection technology in the classroom.

San Francisco Bay Area High School Nets 65 New Laptops

As the result of a wireless device recycling project, Sprint is donating 65 Dell laptops and funding for Internet access to a high school in the San Francisco Bay area.

Samsung STEM Contest To Award $2 Million in Technology

Samsung’s annual Solve for Tomorrow STEM competition focuses on using science and technology concepts to improve local communities. Winning classrooms will share in almost $2 million in technology from the company and other partners.

Common Core Contracts Pick Up Steam, Focus on Teaching Materials and PD

Districts in some states aren't exactly going hog-wild spending money on their Common Core-related activities. A recent study has found that the bulk of the contract bids related to Common Core work put out in the last couple years were generated by districts in 11 of the 45 states that were committed to implementation of the state standards. The high-rollers were California and New York.

Happy New (School) Year, Everyone!

We’re kicking off the academic year by honoring an innovative district and rolling out our redesigned website.

Berea College To Help Kentucky Students Prepare for College

High school students in Appalachia will get a boost in their college aspirations through a partnership that will include the use of online college preparation resources. Kentucky's Berea College, recently named the "most affordable college" in the nation by Money magazine, is using grant money to work with high schoolers in five counties — Rockcastle, Estill, Jackson, Lee and Madison — in a program that emphasizes academic success, career preparation and a mentality for pursuing college.

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