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Grants, Funding & Awards


Sequestration: A Mighty Sword

Inaction by Congress and the impending sequestration could have a devastating impact on educational technology funding.

Recycler Contest Awarding Interactive Whiteboard Alternative

FundingFactory, a company that pays schools for used printer cartridges and other items, has teamed up with Learning Resources, a manufacturer of educational products, to give away classroom technology to encourage schools to amplify their recycling fundraising efforts.

Florida Department of Education Proposes $441.7 Million in New Technology Funding

The Florida Department of Education has made a budget request for more than $440 million in 2013 to pay for computers, broadband connections, and other high tech equipment to ensure the state's public schools are sufficiently equipped for digital learning.

Denver Schools To Accelerate Blended Learning with $2.3 Million Corporate Grant

The foundation for an investment firm based in Denver that manages about $152 billion in assets worldwide is nearly doubling down on a multi-million-dollar investment it made in the local public school system.

Charter Schools Win Grants To Share 'Lessons Learned' with Traditional Schools

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.

PBS LearningMedia And Henry Ford Foundation Launch Innovative Teacher Competition

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.

$10,000 Classroom Makeover Contest Opens

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 Offers $75,000 App 'Bounties'

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.

Samsung, National PTA Partner for $1 Million STEM Video Competition

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.

5 K-12 Funding Trends That Follow the Money

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.

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