Grants, Funding & Awards


PBS Donates Apps to Lower-Income Communities

PBS and the Center for Public Broadcasting are reaching out to organizations in underserved communities, like Head Start centers, with free apps for Apple's iPad and iPod, as part of the Ready to Learn Initiative.

Science Competition Showcases Smart Toothbrushes and GPS Equipped Walking Sticks

A national student science competition in its 20th year of operation has announced its regional winners.

Chicago Schools Partner with Tech Companies To Develop STEM Program

Chicago students will soon have the opportunity to attend one of five Early College STEM Schools (ECSS) to develop knowledge and skills in preparation for careers in science and technology. The ECSS program has been created under a partnership agreement between Chicago Public Schools (CPS), City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), IBM, Cisco, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions, and Verizon Wireless.

Netop Increases Funding for Software Grants

Classroom software company Netop is increasing the size of its GAP grant program by more than 50 percent with the goal of putting more classroom management software into schools.

Google Seeks Entrants for Global Science Fair

Google is seeking entries for the second annual Google Science Fair through April 1.

ED Simplifies Applications for 2012 i3 Development Grants

Pre-applications are now being accepted for the federal Investing in Innovation (i3) grant program. The new pre-application process is designed to make it simpler for schools and other organizations to submit proposals for development grants.

Kaplan Challenges Teachers with Best Practices Competition

Teachers' best practices for integrating digital and blended instruction into the classroom are being sought in the Kaplan's First Year Teacher e-Book Contest.

U.S. Department of Education Asks Students for Education Startup Ideas

The United States Department of Education is asking students to contribute ideas for a unique education startup as part of its National Education Startup Challenge going on right now.

Kaplan Seeks Submissions for Best Practices Contest

Kaplan K12 Learning Services is seeking best practices for integrating digital and blended instruction into the classroom for the company's First Year Teacher e-Book Contest.

ISTE: Federal Budget Priorities Don't Match Rhetoric

The Obama administration's FY 2013 education budget has rankled at least one education technology group. This week, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) issued a formal statement decrying the continued absence of federal funding targeted specifically to education technology.

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